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EARLY RECORDS 



LONDONDERRY, WINDHAM, 



DERRY, N. H 



1719-1762 



A Complete and Exact Transcript of the Records of the Clerks Relating to the 
Political Proceedings as Recorded in Vol. I, Complete, and Vol. II, 
Pages l to 375, Old Town Books. With Illus- 
trations. Comprising 

VOLUME 1 
Of the Printed Records of the Towns 

VOLUME V 
Manchester Historic Association Collections. 



Edited, with Introduction, Notes, and Index, by 

GEORGE WALDO BROWNE 

Editor " Proprietors' Records of Tyng Township, 1735-1741," " Early Records of 

the Town of Derryfleld, now Manchester, N. H., Vol. 1, 1751-1782. 

Vol. II, 1783-1800." 



Manchester, N. II. 

Published with Appropriations made by Londonderry, Derry, and Windham, 

under the auspices of the Manchester Historic Association. 

1908 



Manchester, N. H. 

PRINTED BY THE JOHN B. CLARKE COMPANY 
I908 



1152482 



TOWN OF LONDONDERRY. 

V? 

In the warrant for the annual meeting of the town of 
Londonderry, held March 14, 1905, appears the following 
"C^ article: 

Art. 6. To see if the town will vote to raise the sum of 
two hundred dollars ($200) to be expended by the selectmen 
for printing the early and Proprietors' Eecords of London- 
derry, provided the town of Derry shall vote to raise an 
equitable amount for the same purpose. 

On the above article the following action was taken: 

Art. 6. Upon motion it was voted that the article be 
adopted. 
A true record. Attest: 

WILLIAM H. CROWELL, Town Cleric. 
A true copy. Attest: 

WILLIAM H. CROWELL, Town Cleric. 



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TOWN OF WINDHAM. 

Town warrant, Windham, N. H., March 14, 1905. 

Art. 4. By request. To see if the town will vote to 
raise one hundred dollars, to be expended by*the selectmen 
for the printing of early proprietors' records of Londonderry, 
provided that Londonderry and Derry shall vote to raise 
equitable amounts for the same purpose. 

Voted, To raise one hundred dollars for proprietors rec- 
ords, provided Londonderry and Derry do likewise. 
A true record. Attest: 

JOHN E. COCHRAN, Town Cleric. 
A true copy of record. Attest: 

JOHN E. COCHRAN, Town Cleric. 



TOWN OF DERRY. 

The warrant for the annual town meeting of the town of 
Derry, X. H., under date of February 25, 1905, contained 
the following: 

Art. 10. To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of three hundred dollars for the purpose of 
publishing and preserving the early town records, said appro- 
priation to be conditional upon similar action by the town 
of Londonderry. 

At the above annual town meeting, held March 15, 1905, 
it was voted: 

Art. 10. Voted to raise and appropriate the sum of three 
hundred dollars for publishing and preserving the early town 
records, if the town of Londonderry takes similar action. 
A true record. Attest: 

W. H. BENSON, Town Clerk. 
A true copy. Attest: 

W. H. BENSON, Town Clerk. 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. 

Hillsborough, SS. 

I, the undersigned, Chairman of the Publication Commit- 
tee of the Manchester Historic Association, to whom has been 
assigned the task of compiling and editing the Early Records 
of Londonderry, the original township of Londonderry, 
Windham, and Derry, N. H., certify that the following 
transcript of the political records included in Volume I, com- 
plete, and Volume II as far as page 375, is a true and correct 
copy. 

GEORGE WALDO BROWNE. 
Subscribed and sworn to before me, this tenth day of Sep- 
tember, A. D. 1908. 

HARRY T. LORD, Notary Public. 



L. S. 



INTRODUCTION. 



In finishing the work upon Volume I, Early Kecords of 
Londonderry, N". H., it seems fitting that we should give here 
a few words of explanation and description. The sources 
from which we have drawn are Volumes I and II of the old 
town books. The first is devoted to records of town meet- 
ings, homesteads, and vital statistics, with a sprinkling of 
advertisements. About one hundred and seventy-two pages 
of this book are filled with vital statistics and records of the 
boundaries of homesteads and outlying lots. The time cov- 
ered is from 1719 to 1726. Page 60 gives the Articles of 
Incorporation, followed by a list of the proprietors; then 
succeed records of roads and earmarks. 

Eeversing the book, it begins with the "First Planting," 
April 11, 1719, following with forty-six pages of political 
records. In addition to these are two pages of records and 
two of acts given out of chronological order. Volume I 
contains in all two hundred and twenty-two pages. Much 
of the writing is faded and difficult to decipher, and the book 
shows its age. 

Volume II is written from both sides, with a change of the 
book at different places between these transcripts, as if the 
recorders tried to bring the different classifications of sub- 
jects together and miscalculated on the space needed by the 
parts. Thus the three or four classes are mixed and some- 
what difficult to separate. The records in this volume extend 
from 1727 to 1770. This book contains about six hundred 
and fifty pages, and is in a better state of preservation than 
the first. 

In order to bring the political records of the town together, 
to form a continuous narrative, we have thought best to 

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10 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

take these as we found them scattered throughout the books, 
omitting the transcripts of homesteads, roads, and vital 
records. To include them all, and in the order, or lack of 
order in which they were written, we should have had noth- 
ing complete or systematized so as to be of easy access. 
Another volume would comprise all of these and possibly 
bring the political records to about 1780, thus covering the 
colonial and revolutionary war periods. It would be difficult 
to imagine two volumes of early history of greater value. 

It is only proper to say here that while the greatest care 
has been taken in deciphering the writing, which has often 
been read through a magnifying glass, there are places which 
seem impossible of correct transcription. In a few cases it 
has been thought safest to insert a question mark, thus (?). 
The use of capitals is frequently a mooted point, but an 
attempt has been made to be as uniform as possible. Wher- 
ever there has been a doubt the author or person writing the 
word has been given the benefit of the same. 

In preparing the index it has been impossible when of the 
same name to discriminate between father and son. This 
is noticeably the situation with John Wallace. Usually, 
where no distinction has been given in the Records, the 
credit has been placed to that of the name which would indi- 
cate the senior member of the family. We have adopted the 
modern form of spelling the names in the index, with refer- 
ence in some cases to the spelling as given in the Records. 

In the body of the work we have tried at all times to 
reproduce the original in style, spelling, punctuation, and lan- 
guage as near as it is possible on the printed page. The copy 
and proof have been read as many as five times, by three per- 
sons, and is believed to be as correct as it is possible to trans- 
cribe a work of this kind. The editor is sorry to find that an 
error found its way in a footnote on page 157, and the reader 
is requested to supply James instead of Robert, where mention 
is made of the decease of Londonderry's first minister. 

While the first settlers of Londonderry had received from 
Governor Shute, through their agent, the Rev. William Boyd, 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 11 

assurance that they might have any portion of territory 

within his jursi diction that they wanted, they came to this 

country with only a vague idea of the location of their future 

homes. About seventy-five landed in Boston August 4, 1718, 

and of these the following broke the wilderness of Kutfield 

in April, 1719: Kev. James McGregor, Alexander McGregor, 

Alexander Nichols, James Nichols, James Blair, Alexander 

Walker, Eobert Boyes, Samuel Graves, Joseph Simonds, 

David Cargill, David Cargill, Jr., Archibald Clendenin, James 

Nesmith, James Clark, Elias Keyes, John Barnett, James 

McKeen, James Gregg, James Morrison, John Morrison, Allen 

Anderson, Thomas Steel, and Eobert Weare. The seven 

last named went to Casco, Me., before coming to Londonderry. 

To this list of twenty should be added John Goffe, Esq., who 

acted as agent for the immigrants. It will be noticed that 

the list of twenty first settlers, as given upon page 22 of this 

volume, varies slightly from this; but this was made nine 

months after the first arrival. It is proper to say here that 

it is impossible to make out this list complete with certainty, 

though we have given the benefit of Mr. McMurphy's 'copy, 

which was made by him before the book had become as worn 

as it is to-day. 

The earnest purpose of the first settlers of Londonderry 
is shown by the fact that within a year a two-story dwelling 
house was built for the minister. This house was standing 
not many years ago, occupied by John Morrison, a descend- 
ant of the Morrisons who figure in these Eecords. Within 
two years a meeting house was built, and less than two years 
later four school houses, all speaking in unmistakable terms 
of the sincere devotion to Christian principles of the builders.* 
Within five years this church had two hundred and thirty 
members. Mills were erected within two years of their set- 
tlement, and their owners became the pioneer manufacturers 
in this country. The manufacture of linen was an important 
industry in their day. There were no public means provided 
for the support of the poor, and when one became reduced 
to poverty through sickness or misfortune he became an 



12 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

object of "uncertain charity, as shown by the votes referring 
to one. 

The grant of the township, which had been named Lon- 
donderry in memory of the old home of the majority of the 
pioneers, was made June 21, 1722, by Gov. Samuel Shute to 
John Moor and one hundred and seventeen others, whose 
names appear upon page 41. 

There is no gainsaying the fact that these new-comers 
were a fearless, hardy race. While determined efforts have 
been put forth to show that they were of Irish ancestry, there 
does not seem to be any sustained argument to show it. They 
were of Scotch descent, with a character founded during the 
stormy period of early Scottish struggles, confirmed and 
strengthened after their emigration to the north of Ireland 
in 1612 by their long and sanguinary conflicts against royal 
and ecclesiastical tyranny. Profound in their convictions, 
inflexible in their will and of strong sensibilities, they were 
indeed a hard people to crush. The story of sufferings and 
persecutions in religious and civil liberties had become such 
a stern influence in their lives, from generation to generation, 
it was small wonder if they displayed a continual spirit of 
obstinacy that seemed to contradict their love of liberty and 
fair play. Yet that very trait served to develop that faith 
in fair doing, which has so marked the race. The outspoken 
opinions of the individuals and the fearlessness in giving 
these expression is shown by the frequent protests made at 
the town meetings against the prevailing actions. 

In one respect the pioneers of Londonderry were fortu- 
nate. They did not suffer at the hands of the Indians. This, 
4oo, during the period when that fearful uprising and bitter 
struggle between the races known as LovewelPs war occurred 
before they had fairly entered upon their settlement. This 
immunity from harm has been explained in two ways. One 
explanation accounted for this peace through a friendship ex- 
isting between Rev. Mr. MacGregor and Marquis de Vaud- 
rcuil, the French governor of New France. It is even claimed 
that the former, owing to this friendly relation, had induced 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY, 13 

the Catholic priests not to allow the Amerinds to molest the 
Scotch people, as they were different from the English. 
Another reason explains that a fair and acknowledged Indian 
title, secured through the Wheelwright deed, had gained for 
them the friendship of this race. It is possible both of these 
claims had some bearing upon the situation. But there are 
two other reasons more potent than these. The towns near- 
est to the rivers, which were the natural highways of the red 
men, were always the ones to suffer first and most. While 
Londonderry was not far removed from that important war- 
trail, the Merrimack, yet it lay out of the regular line of 
travel. This, coupled with the fact that the English settlers 
of Old Dunstable and Exeter were constantly beating back 
the enemies through their scouting parties, kept the Indians 
from entering their territory. Again, the Scotch had not 
been in this country long enough to have formed any enmity 
to the aborigines, especially when in order to do this they 
must ally themselves with a people against whom they had 
long cherished a bitterness of heart. One man from London- 
derry, Samuel Moore, was with Lovewell in his second expedi- 
tion. 

During King George's War, 1744-1748, however, we find 
Londonderry beginning to participate in the struggle. Early 
in the summer of 1746 Capt. Samuel Barr, at the head of 
seventeen men, marched through the wilderness of the "North 
Country." Later in the season Capt. Andrew Todd went 
with twenty-three men to Canterbury, hoping to find some 
of the enemies and put them to rout. Some of the followers 
under these leaders were from Londonderry, but neither of 
the bands seemed to have met with foes, who had become 
too wily to be caught napping as they had in the days of 
Lovewell. Between the homes of these hardy pioneers and 
the headquarters of their enemies lay a wide belt of wilder- 
ness, the White Mountain range forming a natural barrier 
behind which the Indians found a common resort with the 
French. Thinking to meet them upon their own ground, 
Governor Shirley planned his Quixotic campaign, which has 



14 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

passed into history as "The Expedition to Canada." London- 
derry furnished her share of the soldiery of this march into 
the wilderness as far north as the shore of Lake Winnipe- 
saukee, where the heavy body of foot soldiers rested, hunted, 
and fished without finding an Indian. While this was being 
done the Indians were active where they could be the most 
effective, and on the whole they got the best of the border 
warfare; but the day of reckoning came only a few years 
later. Several Londonderry men were with Major Rogers 
and his Rangers during the Seven Years' War, though I do 
not think any great number were in the service. Their ac- 
tivity was most noticeable in the American Revolution, and 
at Bunker Hill, Bennington, and elsewhere they performed 
heroic parts. 

It seems proper to insert here the Muster Rolls of the men 
employed in His Majesty's service, scouting in the woods, by 
order of the Governor, under Captains Ban* and Todd, all of 
whom I think were from Londonderry. 

MUSTER-ROLL OF CAPT. SAMUEL BAEE. 

Samuel Barr, Captain, David Thompson, 

Thomas Gregg, Sergeant, George Clark, 

John Wallace, Samuel Center, 

James McGregor,* Clerk, William Smith, 

John McDuffie Edward Aiken, 

James Adams, John Aiken, 

William Robertson, James Duncan, 

James Paul, Samuel Bell, 

Adam Dickey, John Anderson. 

Enlisted the men the 16th of May, began our march 20 th of 
May, and discharged them the thirtieth of said month. 

Sam'l Barr, Capt. 

♦Son of Rev. James McGregor, the first minister of London- 
derry. —Ed. 



BAELY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 15 

Mustek-Roll of Capt. Andrew Todd. 

Andrew Todd, Captain, Samuel Morrison, Sent. 
William Holmes, Sergeant John Reside, Sent. 

James Wilson, Sergeant, Hugh Thompson, Sent. 

. William Brownlee, Sent. William Caldwell, Sent. 

Thomas Hogg, Sent. Adam Wilson, Sent. 

John Miller, Sent. Archibald Miller, Sent. 

Joseph Ayers, Sent. David Alexander, Sent. 

Alexander Gault, Sent. Joseph Hamblee, Sent. 

John Grimes, Sent. Samuel Marston, Sent. 

James Boyce, Sent. Hugh Boyd, Sent. 

William McMaster, Sent. Joseph Stewart, Sent. 

James Leggett, Sent. Arthur Boyd, Sent. 

Captain Todd and his men were scouting at Canterbury 
and vicinity fourteen days from the 14th of July, 1746. 

The town was divided into two parishes by an act of the 
court approved February 25, 1740, after the matter had been 
agitated by the town for six years, and a vote taken December 
1, 1735, but which was strenuously opposed by a good-sized 
minority. Petitions and counter petitions followed, until at 
last it was decided to make the division. 

The southern portion of the grant was set off into a parish 
to be called Windham, February 12, 1742, the first meeting 
of which was called March 8, 1742, by Robert Dinsmore, 
Joseph Waugh, and Robert Thompson. 

September 3, 1751, another part was severed from the 
original body and joined with a tract from Chester and un- 
granted land about Amoskeag falls and incorporated under 
the name of Derryfield. 

A portion of Londonderry was annexed to Nottingham 
West, now Hudson, March 6, 1778. 

Though we are passing the limit of the period covered by 
the following records, it may be well to state here that Wind- 
ham received the estates of several persons from Londonderry 
September 26, 1777. November 26, 1778, Samuel Clark and 



16 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

his estate were annexed to Windham. The line between the 
towns was not established by the courts until November 22, 
1782. After this, December 25, 1805, Windham received 
another portion of Londonderry. 

July 2, 1827, the remaining township was divided by an 
act of the legislature, the east half incorporated under the 
name of Derry. 

Moderators, 1719-1762. 

The moderators for this period acting at the annual meet- 
ings were as follows: James McKeen, 1719-1721; James 
Gregg, 1722; James Nichols, 1723; Robert Boyes, 1724; John 
Blair, 1725; Robert Boyes, 1726-1727; James Gregg, 1728; 
James McKeen, 1729; James Nesmith, 1730; James McKeen, 
1731; Robert Boyes, 1732; Robert Wear, 1733; Robert Boyes, 
1731-5; John Blair, 1736; Nathaniel Weare, 1737; Andrew 
Todd, 1738; Robert Boyes, 1739; John Morrison, Sen., 1740; 
Andrew Todd, 1741; Hugh Wilson, 1742-1748; Robert Boyes, 
1749; Hugh Wilson, 1750-1752; John Mitchell, 1753; James 
Clark, 1754; Samuel Barr, 1755; James Clark, 1756; Andrew 
Todd, 1757-1762. 

Clerks, 1719-1762. 

During the period of the records given here there were five 
town clerks, viz.: John Goffe, 1719-1722; John McMurphy, 
1723-1736; John Wallace, 1737-1742; Moses Barnett, 1743- 
1749; James Nesmith, 1750-1753; Moses Barnett, 1754-1771. 

Representatives, 1719-1762. 

James McKeen, 1727-8; Lt. John Goffe, 1729-30; John 
McMurphy, 1731-2-3; Robert Boyes, 1734-5; James Gregg, 
1736; Robert Boyes, 1737; Hugh Wilson, 1738; Robert Boyes, 
1739-40; Samuel Barr, 1741; Andrew Todd, 1742; no election 
for 1743-4; John Wallace, Jr., January to June, 1745; John 
McMurphy (elected in June), 1745-54; Robert Clark, 1755-7; 
Matthew Thornton, 1758-60; Samuel Barr, 1761-7. 

G. W. B. 



EARLY RECORDS 



TOWN OF LONDONDERRY, N. H. 



The Eecord of the Town of Nuffield from the first planting 

of it Apriel y e 11 th anno Domini 1719 

M r . James Mac Gregor minister James Nickel Alexander 
macgregor Alexander Nickel James Blaier Alexander Walker 
and divers oathers having arived at boston August y e 
4 th 1718 from Ireland presented a petition to the General 
Court of the massaehusetts Bay met at boston in the month of 
October 1718 for a tract of land for a Township in som of the 
unapropriated Lands and the Court having Eedily granted 
their Desire James MacKeen James Greg James Moreson John 
Morison Alan Anderson Thomas Steel and Divers oathers of 
the People of Ireland came up from Cascobay to Haverel in 
order to setel at Nuffield about the begining of Apriel 1719] 
The said James Mac Keen James Greg James Morison John 
Morison Alan Anderson Thomas Steel Eobart Wier and Divers 
oathers of the People of Ireland for the forwarding their 
said plantation presented a Call to the Eev d M r James Mac 
Gregor to be their minister for his salery and maintanance 
besids lands they obledged them selves in their Call to pay him 
yearly and every year twenty shilings out of every lott in 
the said Town for them selves and oathers that should take 
up lotts in the said Town accordingly the said M r Mac Gregor 
preached with them on the 12 th Day apriel Anno Dom 1719 
and accepted their Call about the begining of may 1719 and 
since that time hath Continued with them as their minister 
Those who planted since that time have laid them selves 

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18 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

under the afore said obligation to pay twenty shilings pr lott 
to the minister and the Town agreed that each lott should 
Give a Dais work to the ministers setelment 

The first famelis that arived at Nutfield planted them selves 
in the moneth of Apriel 1719 on either side of a small Brook 
Riming westward into Beaver Eiver and may be Called west 
Riming brook they agreed that their home lotts should be 
thirty perches broad fronting on the Brook and the same 
bredth to be continued backward on a south and north line 
until] it make up sixty acres to each lott and if aney lott 
wanted of sixty acres it was to be made up of the most con- 
veneant common lands the first lott on the south side of west 
riming brook begining begining the Reconing at Haverel line 
is posesed by 

In the month of June 17 th 1719 The Town ordered A saw 
mill to be built on beaver River and the tener of their agree- 
ment with the undertakers viz Robert Buys James Greg Sam- 
uel Graves and Joseph Simonds is as folloeth Samuel Graves 
Robert Boyes Joseph Simonds & James Gregg hath oblidged 
them selves to build a saw mill upon beaver River to be Redy 
som time in the month of September and that the said streem. 
is granted to the above named men and a lott of land to 
them and their heirs for ever only the above named James 
Gregg shall have full previlidge to build a grist mill upon the 
said streem that is to say upon beaver River and that the 
said Samuel Graves Robart Boyes Joseph simonds & James 
Gregg shall have the prevelidg of the said streem from the 
fut of the falls to the uper end of beaver pond 

The Town ordered September 1719 James Greg and Robart 
Wyer to present A petition to the Court of Newhamshire to 
obtain a power of Government and Town priviledges the said 
petition was presented and the answer of it Delayed untill 
the next spring session 

The Town understanding that it was needfull to make an 
agreement with Coll John Wheelwright of Wells about the 
sail of nutfield ordered October 1719 M r James Mac Gres^or 



EARL^ RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 19 

and Samuel Graves to wait upon Coll Whealwright for that 
end they accordingly obtained a Deed from Coll Whealwright 
to an agreement with him The Coppye of the Deed is as 
folloeth 

These presents wittneseth that I John Wheelwright of 
Wells in the County of yorke in the province of the Massa- 
chusets Bay Do for me my self my Heirs Executors Admin- 
istrators & Assigns by virtue of a Deed of Grant made to my 
Grand Father a minister of the Gospel and oathers named in 
said Grant by sundrey Indian Sagemores with the Consent 
of y e whole tribe of Indians between the Rivers of Merimake 
and pescatequa to them and their Heirs for ever full power 
for for the laying out bounding and Granting these Lands 
into suetable tracts for townships unto such numbers of 
People as may from time to time offer to setle and Improve the 
same which Deed beareth Date may the seventeenth one thou- 
sand six hundred twenty and nine and is well Executed 
Acknowledged and approved by the authority in the Day as 
may at large more fully appear pursuant there unto I Do 
by these presents Give and Grant all my Right title and In- 
trest therein Contain (ed) for the ends uses above said unto 
m r James Mac Gregor Samuel Graves David Cargill James 
MacKeen James Greg and one hundred more mentioned in 
A List to them and their Heirs for ever A Certain tract of 
Land bounded as folloeth not exceding the quantity tenn 
miles square begining at a pine tree marked which is the south 
west Corner of Cheshier and Runing to the north west Corner 
of the said Cheshire and from the north west Corner Runing 
upon a due west line unto the River Merimack and Down the 
River Merimack until it meets with the line of Dunstable and 
then turning Eastward upon it Dunstable lyne untill it meet 
Avith the Line of Dracut and Continuing Eastward upon 
Dracut Line untill it meet with the Line of Haverill and 
Extending northward upon Haverill Line untill it meet with 
the Line of Cheshire unto the pine tree first mentioned where 
it began in wittness whereof I have here unto set my hand 



20 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

and seal this twentyeth Day of October one thousand seven 
and nineteen 

John Wheelwright 

Signed Sealed and Delivered in the Presence of 
Daniel Dupee 
John Hirst 

Suffolk Sc 

Boston October y e 20 th 1719 
John Wheelwright Esq r personaly appearing acknowledged 
the above Instrument to be his volluntary Act and Deed 

Cer W m Welsteed Just peece 

Province of Xewhamsher 

Entred and Recorded in the 11 th Book of the said Records 
Page 138: 139 this 24 th of Octobr 1719 

Pr Sam u Penhallow Recorder 
Recorded this 9 th Day of Janua ry 1719/20 

Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 

The Coppie of y e Agreement is as folloeth 

These presents witnesseth that the Rev d M r James Mac 
Gregor and Samuel Graves Do in the name of the People of 
Nutfield and by virtue of being a Committe from them agree 
the Hon ble L fc Governour John Wentworth of Portsmouth 
and Coll John Wheelwright of Wells and their Heirs for ever 
should have and posess two Lotts with them in Nutfield lying 
to the northward of and butting upon beaver pond to wit 
L Governer Wentworth to have the third and Coll Wheel- 
wright the fourth in order upon that Range to gather with 
what second divisions will fall to the said lotts through out the 
.said Town, and each of these Gentlemen and their Heirs to 
have besides the said Lotts five hundred acres apece for ever 
Laid out in farms where they shall think fit in the said Town 

Recorded this 9 th Day of January 1719/20 

pr John Goffe Town Clerke 

The people of Nutfield do acknowledge with all gratitude 
the obligation they are under to the above mentioned Gentle- 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 21 

men particularly to the Honourable Co 1 John Wentworth 
Esq Liet. Governour of Newhampshire. They remember with 
pleasure that his honour on all occasions shewed a great deal 
of civility and real kindness to them being strangers in the 
Country and cherished the small beginnings of their Settle- 
ment, and defended them from the incroachment and violence 
of such as upon unjust grounds would disturb their Settle- 
ment, and always gave them favourable car and easy access 
to the Government and procured Justice for them and es- 
tablished order and promoted peace and good agreement 
amongst them, giving them always the most wholesome and 
Seasonable advice both with respect to the purity and Liberty 
of the • Gospel and the management of their secular affaires, 
and put Arms and Ammunition into their hands to defend 
them from the fears and dangers of the Indians, and con- 
tributed liberally by his example and influence to the building 
of a House for the worship of God So that under God we 
owe him for the Patron & Guardian of our Settlement and 
erect this Monument of gratitude to the name and family of 
WentAvorth to be had in the greatest veneration by the pres- 
ent generation and latest Posterity. 

Att a Town meeting November y e 9 th 1719 The Town 
voated m 1 * James Mac Keen for moderater on the said Day 
was voated for Town Clerke John Goffe 

att a publick Town meeting November y e 20 th 1719 The 
Town voated that seven men should be Chosen as a Commite 
for the managing the publick affaiers of this Town and the 
names of the members are as followeth 
Com te 

M r Cargil John Morison 

James Mackeen Samuel Graves 

James Greg John Goffe 

Robart Weir \ 

Com te 

December y e 25 th 1719: at a meeting of the Commite it 
was then agreed upon by the said Commite that the first 
Comers to this town which is the number of twenty shall each 



22 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

of them have one lott to Dispone of to aney person whom they 
shall see Cans to setle on it provided the person be capable 
of and will make a present setlement thereon: the names of 
y c men are James Mac Keen James Greg Samuel Graves the 
rest of the names are in the margin 

David cargil Robt Wier John morison James Anderson 
Thomas Steel Allen Anderson John Gregg John barnard 
Archbel: Clendenin Jams Clerk James Xeasmeth John GofTe 
Elias Keyes Joseph Simons James M c Keen James M c Keen* 
on the said Day it was farther agreed upon by the said Com- 
mite that if their be aney lott not Dispoused of within the 
number of one hundred and five it shall be alowed for a saw- 
mill lott, but if the 105 lotts are all filled up then their shall 
be a lott laid out in the undevided Lands for a saw mill 
Lott 

at A Generall Town meeting January y e 11 th 1719/20 the 
Town voated that all persons that have Lotts laid out to them 
in Nuffield shall com and setle in the said Town so as to be 
proper inhabetants in the said Town of nutfield on or be fore 
the first Day of apriel next ensewing the dat above written 
but if they or aney of them shall neglect and Refues to 
Com and setle here by the said first Day of apriel that then 
the said Lotts shall be Dispoused of by the town to aney per- 
son or persons that will make a present setlement upon them 

at a Generall Town meeting Janvary y e 19 th 1719/20 The 
Town voated that four men shuld be Chosen as a Commitc 
for the vewing and laying out the meddows and the names 
of the members are as followeth 

M 1 ' Ma c gregor 
Thomas Steel 
James Mac Keen 
James Gregg- 
John Gofi'e 

Commite 

» Tills list is one name short. Mr. Jesse McMurphy in his sketch of 'The 
Double Range in Nutfield'' adds* to this list the names of James Alexander, 
James Sterrat and Samuel Allison.— Ed. 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 23 

on said day voated that if aney meddows shall fall within 
aney mans lotts ye land above half an acre by mistake (?) it 
shall be setled for by the propreators as other meddows are 

It was allso on the said day voated that the above said 
commite shall have four shilings pr day for their work in 
vewing and laying out the meddows on the Day above said 
the Town voated that M r James Gregg shall have his Grist 
mill Lott laid out to him upon the southeast side of beaver 
Eiver 

At a generall Town meeting Apriel y e 4 th 1720 whereas 
the above said Grist mill Lott was intended for william Greg 
the Town hath on the above said Day for som Good reason 
voated that the said William Greg shall not have the said 
lott or aney oather intrest in the Town of nutfield 

At agenerall Town meeting Apriel y e 15 th 1720 on the said 
Day the Town voated that three men shall be Chosen to 
wait upon the Generall Court at the bank* the names of the 
men are as followeth 

M r mac Gregor m r James Mackeen and m r Samuel Graves 

At a generall Town meeting June y e 1 st 1720 The town 
then voated that m r Cargill shall be Town treasuerar 

on the Day above said the Town voated that John Hunter 
shall not have a Lott in this Town on the Day above said 
the Town voated that their shall be a small hous built that 
may be conveneant for the inhabetants to meet in for the 
worship of God and that it shall be built as sune as it can 
with Conveneancy allso that the hous shall be built as near 
the senter of the one hundred and five lotts as can be with 
Conveneance 

At agenerall Town meeting June y e 29 th 1720 the town then 
voated that the meeting hous shall be built within tenn Rhods 
of a black stake set up either upon or near unto m r m c Grig- 
ors Lott 

*Strawberrj' Bank, now Portsmouth.— Ed. 



24 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

on the above said day the town voated tht if aney of the 
medows laid out so aney lotts in this town shall fall within 
aney farms not belonging to this town or within aney other 
town bounds so as to be leagealy taken from them the town 
Doth then here by oblege them selves to make np the loss by 
giving them oather meddows in the prime (place) of those 
that are so taken from them 

At a generall Town meeting when there was a party in the 
town that weir troubled at the actions of the Commite upon 
July y e 25 and mett then for to endeavour to Divide the 
Differance it was then voated that the present Commite be 
Dismised and not Capable of acting as a Commite aney fur- 
ther in this town 

On the said Day their weir a partie at the Meeting who man- 
efested their Displeasuer at their being a number of lotts 
asigned to a certain number of men in this town they weir for 
having the said lotts to lye Common the moderater then asked 
whether they weir willing to leave it to a voate of the town 
but they refuesed it exept the men that weir intrested in said 
lotts weir all out the Commite then agreed to leave it to the 
Generall Court at the bank on the said day the town voated 
that the above said Commite shuld act as before with regard 
to the lotts notwithstanding the aforesaid move 

At a Town meeting held y e July 25 1720 ye town then 
voated that Hew M nt Gumery shall be (written) unto to see 
whether he will come to this Town and make a present setle- 
ment upon the one half of Cap" Wainwrights Lott the said 
Cap" Wainwright to keep the oather half him self 

On the said 25 of July a Greived party appeared against 
the Commites assignining twenty lotts to 20 men of y e first 
coming the Commite offered them a voate of the town which 
they refused until they set a side all men intrested in said 
lotts upon voat the Commite with the oather part of the 
Town have left the whole matter to be Desided by the Gen- 
eral! Court at their next sessions at the bank 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 25 

At a Town meeting September — 1720 the Town voated that 
his Excelency Governer shall shall have Laid out to him 
within this township a farme of five hundred acres for his 
Lott of Land of sixty acres with the common rights belong- 
ing there unto 

October y e 14 th 1720 Lieve Governer Wentworth being 
present in this town he ordered that Insign Blair John M° 
Murphy and Hew M nt Gumery should joyn with the Comite 
in the management of the publick affairs of this town 

At the same Day it was ordered by the Governer aforesaid 
that the Commite shall have full power to lay out highwais 
in this town the wais to be laid out not to be under four rhod 
wide 

at a generall Town meeting November y e 4 th 1720 It was 
voated by the town that thirty acres of Land shall be laid 
out to each propriator in this town in the most Conveneant 
Common or undevided Lands 

January y e 11 th 1720/21 
at a Generall Town meeting the Town voated & Choes for 
moderater m r m c Keen on the Day above said it was voated 
that a meeting hous shall be built in this town as spedely as 
may be and that the above said hous shall be fifty foot in 
lenkth fourty five broad and so hygh as may be Conveneant 
for one set of Galeryes on the Day afore said voated that 
two men be Chosen as a Commite to agree with the Carpinter 
for building the meeting hous and oather afairs relaiting to 
said hous 

The members Chosen for said Commite are 

M r James m c Keen 
M r Sam 11 more 

The Commite of this town having ben some time since pe- 
titioned to by Will Aiken John Bell Andrew Todd John 
Wallis James Aikin and Benjamin Willson for the Grant of 
a streem or brook which commonly goes by the name of 
Aikins brook in order to the seting up a saw mill there on) and 



26 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

allso one acre of land adjoining to said brook that will be 
conveneant for a yard to said mill th Commite having taken 
the pettition into Consideration and thinking that it may tend 
to the publick good of this town to have more saw mils set 
up in it) wee there fore the said Commite by virtue of the 
power trust Commited to us by the inhabetants of this town 
for the mannagement of the publick affairs there of have 
thought fit and do hereby grant the said streem or brook with 
one acre of land for a yard unto the above named Will m Aikin 
Andrew Todd John bell John Walis James Aikin and Ben- 
jamin Willson for the uses afore said and the part of the 
streem pettioned for and granted is from a spruce swamp 
down to David moresons Lott 

David Cargill 
James m c Keen 
John Goffe 
John m c neel 
James Gregg 
Bob u Wear 

Committ 

and wee the said William Aiken John Bell James Aiken 
andrew todd John Wallis and Benjamin Willson do hereby 
prommis and ingage that what boards wee have to Dispous 
of the inhabetants of this town shall have the refuesall of at 
the rate of thirty shilings pr thousand and sawing at fifteen 
shilings pr thousand in wittnes where of we have here unto 
set our hands and seal 

WiU m Aikin 
John Walis 
Andrew Todd 
James Aikin 
John bell 
Benjamin Wilson 

Recorded this 23 rd of march 1720/1 

Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 



EARLY RECORDS OP LONDONDERRY. 27 

October y e 28 1720 the Commite being then mett with re- 
gard to the officers of this town it was then agreed upon 

by the said (?) Commite that John Given and abraham 
Kouns shall have time alowed them untill the first of January 
to setle upon their Lotts, but if they refues and neglect to 
setl Such by the said first of January it may be in the power 
of the town to Dispous of said Lotts to those who will make 
a present setelment thereon 

upon the said Day the Commite Choes four persons for 
saveers of the by ways the names of the men are as followeth 

Alexander Nicols 

John m c neel 

William Akin 

John Goffe 



James Gregg 



saveers 



Nuffield March y e 25 th 1721 

All the Lotts in this Town have ben raited thirty shilings 
pr Lott from the first setlement there of unto this present 
Day march y e 25 th 1721 upon the said Day the Commite 
Chozen for the setling the towns accompts mett and adjusted 
and setled all the accompts in this Town and the names of 
thoes that remain in Debt and what each person oweth to 
make up his thirty shilings is as followeth 

John Barnard Dr 

James Anderson Dr 0-13-2 

The names of the persons that have money Due to them 
from the Town and what Due to each person is as followeth 

£ 

May 11 : 1722 the accompt To m r m c gregor 1—12— 9 
at the right hand being To m r Gregg 6 — 9 — 3 

alowed in raits or paid other To m r m c Keen 2 — 16 — - 7 
wise: y e remaindure is under To John moreson — 10 — 6 
this Cap" Cargill 0—18— 8 

The names of thoes that To John m c mor- 
have money clue from the phy — 4 — 10 



28 



MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 



town to you 








To m r Barnard 0- 


— « — 


-10 


Due to m r Gregg 


4— 


5— 


- G 


To ni r Wear 2- 


-11- 


- 6 


To m r m c Gregor 


0— 


0- 


- 9 


To m r mn l Gum- 






To m r m c Keen 


0— 


6- 


- 9 


ery 1- 


- 6- 


- 6 


To arbel Clande- 








To m r James m c 






nen 


0— 


8- 


-10 


neel 1- 


-14- 


- 5 


To hew inn 1 Ginn- 








SamuelHewston 0— 


- 0- 


- 7 


ery 


1— 


1- 


- 6 


To Abel merrel 0— 


- 5— 


- 


To James m c neel 


1— 


0- 


- 


To John Goffe 3- 


- 4- 


- 3 


To John mitchel 


0— 


1- 


- G 


To m r Graves 0- 


-14- 


-10 


To Cap" Cargill 


0— 


3- 


- 7 


To m r John Blair 0- 


- 0- 


- 7 


To John m c mor- 








To mr James Blair 0— 


- 3- 


- 


phy 


0— 


4- 


-10 


— 


— 


— 


To John Jn° Goffe 








£26- 


- 3- 


- 8 


for service as 














Clerk in full for 














1721 


0- 


-10- 


- 









To m r Aleek Nicols 8— 9 
on the above said 

25 st of march 

accounted with 

robert wear and 

their remains 

Due to the 

town, 11—0—0 



At a Generall Town meeting march y e 25 1721 for the 
Chuesing Town of esers the Town voated that 3 men be Chos 
as a Commite for the publik affairs of this town 
, for Commite 

Samuel more 
John Sentr 



John Bell 
.Joseph Simons 
John more 
Hew m ut Gumery 
Seveyers 



John Coughevin 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 29 

may y e 8 th 1721 m r m c Keen by vertue of an order from 

the Governer of this province the town being then mett did 

make choys of seven men for a Commite to manage the pru- 

denshall afairs of this town and the naims of the Commite 

are 

Samuel more 

James Gregg 

James alexander 

Jams m c neel 

Sam 11 Graves 

John Coughrin 

John Goffe 

Commite 

may y e 24 th 1721: the Commite being then mett three men 
weir Chosen by y e Commite to valu the lotts in this town that 
are Complained of (viz) 

Thomas Steel 
James m c neel 
Elias Keyes 

march y e 25 th 1721 

m r James m c neel then appearing and making som Com- 
plaint to the Commite of the greveances that he was under 
by reason of the threatening that haveril people gave him with 
regard to the land which he is now settled upon) the said 
Commite having considered the matter and not Knowing what 
trouble and Charge the said m c neel may be at in defending 
the land which he is now at work upon supoused to be within 
haveril) they the said Commite by vertue of the pour and 
trust Commited to them by the inhabetants of this town for 
the mannagement of the public affaiers thereof, have thought 
fit and do here by prommis and ingage unto the said m c neel 
that he shall have a lott of land equall to oather lotts made 
out to him within this Township where he shall think Con- 
veneant in the undevided land and allso that if he doth 
defend the land which he is now upon within haveril line that 
then he shall have one hundred acres of the said land for 
him self where he is now setled 



30 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Done by order of the Commite afore said and Eecorded this 
29 th Day of march 1721 

Sam 11 Graves David Cargill 

Hugh nm" Gumery James m c Keen 

John GofTe James Gregg 

Bob" Wear 

Commite 

March 25 th 1721 

John Woodbonrn then made Complaint to the Commite of 
the badness of his lott of land which was laid out to him 
the said Commite inquiering into the matter and finding the 
said lott to be very ordinery do therfore all agree that the 
said woodbonrn shall have an oather lott laid out to him in 
the Common lands provided that the said woodbonrn lefts the 
lott he now posseses drop but never the less if he doth let 
that lot drop wholy the town shall pay him what may be 
thought reasonable for his labor but if the town refueses to 
do so that then the said woodbourn shall have the liberty of 
taking the said lott in his second devisions 

June y e 19 th 1721 

The Commite being then mett they agreed to mak sale of 
the half lott which hew mn t Gumery hath refuesed to setle 
acording to his agreement 

June 26. the Commite made sale of the above said half 
lott unto "Will 111 Gillmore and James Eoger and Eecd tenn 
shillings ernist of m r Sam 11 more on accompt of y e said Gil- 
mor and Rogers 

on the above said Day the Commite mad Coys of three men 
for to value the lotts (viz) James Gregg Sam 11 Graves Tho 
Steel) and all persons that have a mind to Complain of their 
lotts may repair to the three men above named paying them 
for their time they are by them to have their lotts valued 
and a recompence made them according to their want pro- 
vided they make their Complaint by the 10 th of may next 
ensewing and no alowance after that time on the above said 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 31 

Day the Comite alowed John moreson to git what land he 
wants to make up his lott by reason of by ways beng taken 
out of his lotts and all other wants to be laid out with his 
second Devisions alowing him quantety and qualety as other 
Devisions have the said moreson to have the said lands along 
with m r Gregs lott which he hath the liberty to exchang 
for a lott in the undevided land 

July 2 nt the Commite upon the Complaint of m r m c Keen 
of his meddow and others to the number of seven in the' thir- 
teen acre meddow have upon Consideration agreed that the 
vewers of meddow shall lay out two acres of meddow to the 
said Complainers in the undevided meddows and that they 
shall have liberty of cuting two acres in teverels without Dis- 
turbance from the town untill the said two acres be laid out 
on the said Day the Commite agreed that Will m Gregg shall 
have the liberty of taking his second devision of land in any 
lott above Captt Cargils to Chester line 

August 14 at a meeting of the Commite the said Commite 
voted that the common land at the east of beaver pond should 
be laid out for a ministerel lott it was allso don by the con- 
sent of a number of the propriators who were to have the said 
land to make up their lotts they having their lotts made up 
els wheir) on said day the commite agreed to lay out that 
land which goes by the name of haveril land in second devi- 
sions to aney of the propriators of this town that have a mind 
to take their second devisions their provided they will make 
a present setlement there on according to the orders of the 
commite or els consent to lues their devisions els wheir if they 
lues them in the above said land threw neglect of setling them 
by aney stranger coming in and setling or in aney leagal way 

At a Generall Town meeting September y e 18 th 1721 
there was Chosen for moderator m r James M c Keen 
on the said day voated that the land which goes by the 
name of leverits farm shall be laid out in second devision to 
such persons as will make a present setlement there on or luse 



32 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

their second clevisions of land els wheir in this town if they 
lues their land in said farme after it is given to them: there 
neglect of setling them 

at a meeting of the Commite november y e 21 1721 agreed 
upon by the said Commite that John moreson shall have what 
land he wants to make up his own lott laid out to him in that 
part of the undevided land at the eastward of beaver pond 
which is nearist to his own lott 

at a meeting of the Comite January y e 15 th 1721/2 their 
being a lott of second devision land lying in that land which 
goes by the name of haveril it being in debate btwen four 
men (viz) Jams Greg Eob u Wear Alexander Nicol & old m r 
moreson ordered by said commite that the said moreson shall 
have said lott 

January y e 22: 1721/2 

The Commite being mett in order to take som proper meth- 
ods for giting in the ministers salery, ordered by said Commite 
that a list be drawed forth with of the arears and the town 
clerk to annex a warrant their to in order so the cunstables 
distraining thoes persons that neglect or refues to pay their 
rate to the minister 

ordered on said day that the town clerk draw a paper and 
set it up at som publick place to for warn the in habetants 
of this town from cuting aney timber on aney part of the 
land which goes by the name of haveril land untill the said 
land be laid out it being all redy assigned to a number of the 
propriators of this town on the above said day the commite 

agreed to lay out in second devision an other quarter of a 

of the land which goes by the name of haveril it was the major 
voat of the commite James Gregg is to have three devisions 
in said land where he shall improve it (?) and the rest of said 
land to be laid out to the persons that (?) are under written 
as they follow 

*1— 2 Eob rt Wear 3 John Barnard 4 alxndr Nicols 
5 James Nicols G Daniel Aiken (?) 7 Sam 11 Graves (?) 

* A portion ot this page is so worn and soiled it is impossible to de- 
cipher all the names. 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY, 



33 



8— 9 Eobart H (?) 10—11—12—13— 14 Tho: 

Steel 15 John Bar nd 



The town of Nutfield hath ben Eaited this present year 
1721 by the Commite 15 Shillings pr lott which amounts to 
81 £ 3 s d and It hath ben dispoused of in the folowing man- 
ner: allso 15£ — — Reed of Gilmore for half a lot sould by 



e Governer: 
to the 



y e town, allso 5£— 0— 0— Eecd of y 

money & 11£ due from cunstable wear 

£112—0—0 

Alowed to m r m c Gregor for the rait of one Lott 

To m r James Greg for 4 lotts and saw-mil lott 

To m r m c Keen for 4 lotts 

To Alexand Walker for going with m r Greg on 
Chester line , 

To John moreson for seting y e Commite . 

To John Barnard for the rait of 2 lotts . 

To hew mn 1 Gumery for one lott . . . 

To John m c neel for his rate & comite work 

To John GofTe for his raits & commite work 

To Alexander Nicols 4£ he paid 8 s — 9 due to 
him from the town 11 s — 10 d m r m c keen paid 
for him 10 s for his going down for the elem- 
ents for the salvement . . 

To James m c neel for his rait 

To James m c neel for going to, y e bank on the 
towns businis 

To Archebel Clandenen 1£— I s — for work at 



of y e town 
town in al 



0—15— 
4— 8— 
3— 0— 

■ 4— 
0—10— 
1—10— 
0—15— 
1—14— 
3—17— 



2—10— 
0—15— 



m r m c Gregors at his flanker & 



-10 d due 



from the town 1 — 4 — -10 

To Robart Wear for Caring the prisoners to the 
bank caling the court a cunstable staf and 

Charges at Chester 2 — 8 — 

To Robart Wear for paper 2 s for david beard 8 d 0— 2— 8 
To Robert Wear for the charges of the prisoners 

at his hous — 4 — 8 

To m r m c Keen when he went to the sessions at 
the bank when he got the promis of a gift to 

the town t words the building the meeting; hous — 19 — 8 



34 



MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 



To Jeremiah Osgood b d 15—12— 8 

To m r Graves for busines don for y e town . . — 14 — 10 

To Sam 11 Graves for the saw mill 0—10— 

To m r m c Gregor & m r m c Keen when they went 

to Governer usher — 10 — 9 

To m r Jams m c nell when he went to the bank 
with the Governer and m r leverets leters & 

time 1—12— 6 



1721 april 14: 17 

To Cap" Cargill 3 

To Elizebath moreson • 5 

To Daniel m c fee for going to the bank with the 
prisoners and making y e town stok of bnlits 

To James Axexander for ledd 

To m 1 ' Keen 

To John Walies part of his note from Osgood 
To Alexander m c neel for his note from osgood 
To m r osgood by Andrn todds note .... 
To James blair for going with the prisoners to 
the bank & 3 shilins y e town owed him . . . . 0- 

To Cap" Cargill by osgoods note 1- 

To m r osgood .by note to James more . . . . 0- 
To m 1 ' osgood by note to Sam 11 hewston. . . . 0- 
To m r osgood by note to samuel Graves . . . 0- 
To m r osgood by note to mathew Clerk . . . 0- 
To m r osgood by note to John Stewart . . . . 0- 
To m r osgood by note to James m c neel . . . 1- 
To m r osgood by note to Eobort Wear . . . . 1- 
To m r osgood by note to William Akin or Jno 

Goffe 0- 

To Cap u Cargill mony dne from y e town . . 0- 
To m r osgood by note to John Cramey . . 4- 
To m r osgood by note to Robart m c Keen . . . 0- 
To m r James m c neel for going to the bank for 
the mony the Gentelmen at the bank promised 
to bestow on the town tword the building of v e 



meeting lions time & expence 



- 3—11 
-11— 

-14— 

- 2— 
-10— 4 
-10— 5 

- 0— J) 
-12— 8 

-13— 
-10— i 
-16— 5 
-10— 4 
-15— 

- 7— 

- 5— 

- 4— 
-10— 

-15— 
-15— 

- 8— 9 
-15— 6 



10— 



1152482 

EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 35 

To m r James m c neel the mony due to him from 

the for former servis don for the town . . 2 — 15 — 6 

To Archbel Wear by his note to James m c neel . 0—12 — 
To Archbel Wear for John bars sons work at m r 

m c gregor : 1 — 3 — 

To Abel merrel for mony due from y e town & 

hors hyer — 12 — 6 

To James Neasmoth for his hors — 8 — 

To Robart Wear for mony due to him from y e 
town on old accont: for making y e bar for y e 
metin hous and drawing the boards to y e met- 
ing hous 2 — 3 — 

To Edward Prockter for boards 1 for y e meting 

hous — 15 — 

To William Gregg for sawing stuff for y e meeting 

hous 4—10— 

To Governer wintworth m r penhalow Coll 
Whealwright and Governer shute mony not to 

be had in this way . 3 — — 

To John mitchel 0—8—6 

To what was abated to axnder m c neel for euting 

the hyway 0—2—0 

To John Barnard ■ 0—19— 

To Cap tt Cargill due from the town . . . ' . . 0—18— 
To what was abated to cambil for cutin the hy- 
way 0— 2— 

To John Senter by note from m r Osgood . . 100 — 12 — 4 

To edword Prockter by note from osgood . . . — 15 — 

Apriel y e 18 th 1722 
Then Reconed with Constable Wear and their 

Remains due to the town from him in all . . 11 — 7 — 8 

To Hew mn* Gumery 0—11 — 

To m r m c Gregor 0—15— 

To Benjamin Kidder 0—12— 

To the comishoners that go to the bank on ac- 

counpt of the Town Grant or Charter . . . — 7 — 

To Thomas steel under pinin the meting hous . — 15 — 



36 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

John moreson dito — 10 — 

Sam d aleson work on y e metin hous — 15 — 

To John Bell dito 0—5—6 

To Randal alexander by note from Osgood . . — 7 — 
To William humphry for drawing boards to the 

metin hous — 14 — 

To John [unintelligible] — 15 — 

To archbel meril by note from Osgood . . . — 10 — 10 
January y e 18 th Eeconed with Robart Wear re- 
mains to the town 3 — 12 — 3 

paid to James akin for going to boston & — 3 — 17 — 8 

To James clerk for diging the well at the metin 

hous —9—6 

At a generall town meeting februry y e 14 th 1721/22 the 
town voated for moderater m r m c Keen 

Chosen for Commite to vew the \ Thomas Steel 
Common meddows in order to a > Stephen Pearce 

second devision ) John Bell 

on the above said the Town agreed to chues a suctable 
number of men for a commite on their next generall meet- 
ing to vew the first devision of meddows for such as complain 
of being wronged in said devision the complainers paying the 
commite for their labour and the said commite to right thoes 
that it appears are wronged and to make them equall with 
their nighbours that have good lotts and so no reason to com- 
plain or els to ad so mutch of the common meddows to each 
devision that wants as to make them sufficiant to mow after 
the rate of three good load of hay upon each devision 

March y e 24 1721/2 the Commite being met to hear the rea- 
sons from the persons that have their second devisions in 
haveril land why they do not setle them and they have heard 
their reasons) and have given them orders to setle them foarth 
with or els they may expect to run the hazard of luesing 
them acording to t ho agreement of the Commite as it is re- 
corded 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 37 

on said day voated by the commite that William Gilmore 
shall have his meddow in the white rock meddow 

on the said day the commite having cast up how many dais 
they have sat upon the publick afaiers of this town and find- 
ing it to be 20 dais to six of said comtt and ten dais to 
Joseph Simons and the corn" agreed to take their pay in work 
from the town 

paid to m r engals for webster 5 — 6 

to elias kees for webster 5 — 

September y e 7 th 1722 Then Reconed with 
Constable Rob" Wear for the year 1721 their 

remains due to y e town 2 — — 

paid to Rob" Doak out of his note from Osgood . — 8 — 
To Robart boys for going to the bank alowed by 

y e comite 10 — 

To Samuel hewston by not from Osgood . . . 5 — 8 

To James Clerk over rated 7 — 

paid to Sam 11 Aleson by David Crage for -J lot . — 7 — 6 
paid by m r m c greger the arears of Jn° Clerks 

half lot J. ..... . 2—0 

paid by will m Thompson by note on Osgood . . 3 — 6 

At a Generall Town meeting march y e 26 th 1722 for 
Chuesing their town ofisers and they are chosen as followeth 

for moderater James Gregg 

for Commite Elias Keyes John m c Morphy James Gregg 
Alin Anderson John Wallis Hew mn* Gumery James Lind- 
sey 

for Clerk John Goffe 

men to account with the town John Blair Stephen peirce 
James neasmoth David Cargill 

men Chosen to setel the constabls salery with the Com- 
mite Cap" Cargill Jams nicol m r more Tho steel John Bell 
Jams Lassley Joseph simonds 

for seveyers of Hy ways Benjamin Willson Alexander nicol s 
Jams Clerk Sam 11 Graves John m c neel 



38 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

for Hog reaves Henery Green John Goffe 

for fens vewers John Moreson John Anderson 

on said Day the town voated to ad two men to the Com- 
inite formerly Choese for laying out the secund devisions of 
meddows and that the five men so chosen shall have power 
(after they were chosen and swoarn) to vew and vain the 
meddows in this town boath devided and imdevided and to 
lay out every mans meddow as conveneant to every pro- 
priator as they can find it and the said Cmomite are to have 
four shilings pr day for their work, and the two men chosen 
to be aded to the Commite allredy chosen are John more 
David Cargill 

on said day the commite so chosen did appear before the 
Justis and weir swoarn to the faithfull discharg of their ofis 

voated on said day that esekels pond shall be put to a cant 
to this town M 1 ' More hath bid seventeen pound for Ezekiels 
pond, on said day the town voated to Give m r more one acre 
of land by the brest of the above said pond 

it is also votted that m 1 ' more and partners shall have Eze- 
kiels pond at w* they have bid, the Commite for bounding s d 
pond is James Alexander John Barnat John Stewart 

on said day the town voated that the pond near merrils lott 
shall be put to a cant m r Graves hath bid 37 pound for said 
pond 

Jt is also votted that M r Graves and those w* he has for his 
partners shall have the afores d pond at w l M r Graves bid for 
s d pond 

The Commite for bounding, and signing the s d ponds trans- 
cript is as followeth 

-lames m u Keen 
James alexander 
Thomas Stiel 

George by the Grace of God of Greit Britain France 
and [reland King Defender of the faith &c 

To all People to whom these presents shall come Greeting 
Know ye that wee of our especial Knowledg and inear mo- 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 39 

tion for the due incuragement of setling new plantations by 
and with the advis and consent of our Councel Have Given 
and Granted and by these presents as far as in us lies do Give 
and Grant in equall shares unto sundry of our beloved sub- 
jects whose names are entered unto a schedule hereunto 
annexed that inhabit or shall inhabit within the said Grant 
withinin our province of newhampshier all that tract of land 
within the following bounds being ten miles square or So 
mutch as as amounts to ten miles squair and no more begining 
on the north East Angle at a Beach tree marked which is the 
south east angle of Chester and riming from thence due south 
on Kings town line Four miles & half & from thence on a west 
line One mile an three quarters & from thence south six miles 
and half and from thence west north west nine miles and an 
half and from thence North Eleven miles and an half from 
thence north North East Three miles from thence East South 
East one mile and from thence South South West to the 
South west angle of Chester and from thence on an East 
South East line bounding on Chester ten miles unto the Beach 
tree first mentioned and that the same be a Town Corporate 
by the name of London Dery to the persons afore said for ever 
provided never the less and the true intent and meaning of 
these presents is aney thing to the contrary notwithstanding 
that nothing in this our sd Grant shall extend to or be under- 
stood to extend to Defeet prejudes or make nul and void aney 
Claim title or pretence which our province of the Massachu- 
sets Bay may have to all or any part of the Premesses Granted 
as afore said or the right Claim property or Demand of aney 
privet person or persons by reason & means of all or aney part 
of the sd Granted premesses Falling within the line or bound- 
aries of our said province of the Massachusets To have and To 
Hold the s d Land to the Grantes their Heirs & Assigns for ever 
upon the following Conditions (viz) 

1 st that the propriators of every shier build a dwelling 
hous within three years and setle a f amely their in & brake up 
three acres of Ground & plant or sow the same within four 
years and pay his or their proportion of the town charges 
when and so oftin as occasion shall requier the same 



40 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

2 ,y that a meeting hous be built within four years 

3 ly that upon ye default of aney particular propriator in 
complying with the condition of this Charter on his part such 
delinquent propriator shall forfit his share to the other pro- 
pria tors to be dispoused of by voate of the maj r part of the 
proprietors and in case of an indin war within the said four 
years the said Grantees shall have four years more after the 
said war is ended for the performance of thoes Conditions 

The said men and inhabetants allso rendering and paying 
for the same to us and our sucsesors or to such ofiser or ofisers 
as shall be appoynted to recive the same the annual Quit rent 
or acknowledgment of one peck of potatos on the first day of 
October yearly for ever reserving allso unto us our Heirs & 
Sucesers all mast trees Growing on said tract of land according 
to the acts of Parliment in that behalf made and provided 

and for the beter order rule and Gournment of the said 
Town wee do by these presents Grant for us our Heirs & suc- 
cessors unto the said grantees that yearly & every year upon 
the fifth day of march for ever except on the lords day and 
then on the monday next following they shall meet to Elect 
and choose by the major part of the electors present all Town 
offisers according to the laws and usage of the other towns 
within our sd province for the year ensewing with such pow- 
ers priviledges and authorities as other Town ofisers in our 
province afore said do injoy 

as allso that on every wensday in the weke for ever they may 
hold keep and injoy a markit for the selling and buying of 
goods wares marchantdizes and all kind of creatures indowed 
with the usual prevelidges prophits and imunities as other 
markit towns usualy hold posses and injoy 

and two fairs annually for ever the first to be held or keep 
within the said Town on the eighth day of October next and so 
de anno in annum for ever and y e other on the eighth of may 
in like manner provided that if it should so hapin that if at 
aney time either of thoes daies fall on the Lords Day then the 
said fair shall be held and keep the day following and that 
the «\ fair shall have hold and posses the liberties privilidgea 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 



41 



& immunities that other fairs in other towns usuly posses Hold 
& injoy, 

in witness whereof we have caused the seal of our said Pro- 
vince to be hereunto affixed witness Samuel Shute Esq 1 ' 
our Gouernor and Commander in cheef of our said province 
the twenty first day of June anno Domini seventeen hundred 
twenty two and in the eighth year of our Reign 

Samuel Shute 

By advice of the Councel Richard Waldron 

Cler: Con 



A SCHIDULE OF THE NAMES OF THE PROPRIATORS 
OF LONDON DEREY 



Share. 

John More 1 

Rob 1 Wilson 1 

Sam 1 More 1 

John Asbel 1 

James Doak & John Doak, 1 

Henery Green .... 1 

Abel Merrel .... 1 

Randal Alexander ... 1 

Rob 1 Doak 1 

Alexander Walker ... 1 

John Clerk 1 

James Anderson ... 1 

James Alexander ... 1 

James Moreson .... 1 

John Mitchel .... 1 

Arehebel Clandenin . . 1 

John Barnard .... 1 

James M c Keen & son . . 2 

Jona Tyler 1 

Alexandr Nicols ... 1 

James Nicols .... 1 

W m Nicols 1 

W m Humphery .... 1 



Share. 

Thomas Steel . . . . 1 

Samuel Allison . . . 1 

John Moreson .... 1 

Rob 1 Wear 1 

Alin Anderson . . . . 1 

M r M c Gregor & sons . . 3 

James Neasmoth . . . 1 

James Clerk 1 

W m Gregg 1 

John Gregg 1 

James Gregg & sons . . 2 

W m Wilson & John Riehe, 1 
David Cargil Ju r . . .\1 

W m Thompson .... 1 

Hugh mn 1 Gumery . . 1 

Rob 1 Moreson .... 1 

Alex 1 " M c neel .... 1 

Boyes 1 

murphe ... 1 

m c neel .... 1 

W m Cambil 1 

Cap 1 David Cargil ... 1 

John Asbel Ju r .... 1 



Rob 1 
John m c 
John 



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MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 



John Bar & sons ... 2 

David Crage & W m Gilmore, 2 

John Stewart 

Edward Procter 

Ben Kidder . . 

John Gray . . 

Joseph Kidder . 

John Goffe . . 

Sam 11 Graves 

John Crnmey 

Mathew Clerk . 

James Lindsey . 

James Lassley . 

John Anderson . 

James Blair . . 



m c ken, 



John Blair . . 
James more . . 
John Shields . 
James Rogers 
Joseph simonds . 
Elias Keyes . . 
John Roby . . 
John Senter . . 
Rob u M c keen . 
Jenet Sam 11 & John 
W ni Coghran 
John Peter & Andrew 

Coghran . . 
David Boyle 
James Greg Sam 1 

& Rob 1 Boyes 
James Aikin 
W m Aiken . 
Edward Aiken 
John Walis . 
Ben j Wilson . 



t raves 



James m c neel . . 
Dan 1 m c dnfe . . 
Sam 11 Hewston . . 
Col John Whealrit 
Andrew Todd . . 
John Bell . . . 
David moreson . . 
Sam 11 moreson . . 
Abraham Holms 
John Given . . . 
Will m Aiers . . . 
Tho: Boyle . . 
Eliz Wilson <v. mary 

dater .... 
Sam 11 Graves Ju r . 
John Goffe Jn r . . 
Stephen Peirce . . 
Andrew Spanldin . 
Alexander m c mnrphy 

James leget . . 
James m c gregor for 

vent .... 
Cap 1 Cargill for two 

vents .... 
Georg Clerk . . . 
Tho Clerk . . . 
Nehem Giffing . . 
James m c glonghlen 
parsonage lot . . 
John barnard Jn r . 
John m° conoghy . 
John m c clurg . . 
John Woodbonrn . 
Bening Went worth 
Richard Walden Ju r 
L Govt Wentworth 
Rob tfc Armstrong . 
Rob* Acnrntv . . 



her 



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EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 43 

The full number of Proprietors in our Charter is one hun- 
dred & twenty four and an half personage lot and all 124/J 
Memorandom over and above what is all redy given in this 
schedule is added to 

m r m c Gregor . . 250 acres 
m r m c Keen . . 250 " 
m r David Cargill . 100 " 
m r James Gregg . 150 " 
John Goffe . . 100 " 



850 



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and to the two last mentioned (viz) Gregg & GofTe a mill 
streem within the said Town for their good servis in promot- 
ing the settlement of the Town 

Rich: Waldin Cler Con* 

New Hampshier June y e 21: 1722 

admited propriators & Commoners in the Town of London 
Derey with the persons mentioned in this sheduel 

His Exelensy Gover: Shute a home lot & . . . 500 acres 

his honer L Gour Wentworth a home lot & . . 500 . . 

Sam 11 Penhalow 1 share 

marke Hunking 1 

Georg Jeffry 1 

Shad a Walton 1 

Richart Wiberd 1 

Tho s Westbrook 1 

Tho s Perker 1 

Archi m c pheadres 1 

Rich Waldron Cer Con 

May y e 31 1722 the Commite being mett they have for 
good reasons agreed that the half lott which was given to 
Cap" Wainright shall be given to David Criage 

the Commite Cosen to lay out the second Devisions of 
Commons are as followeth 

David Cargill 
John m c morphy 
Will m Aikin 

* Clerk of Council.— Ed. 



44 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

at a Town meeting July y e 9 th 1722 voated for moderater 
Sam 11 more 

on said day voated that m r Gregg shall be no longer in the 
Commite 

on said day voated that three men shall be aded to the Com- 
mite 

for Commite John more James Nicols Sam 11 Graves 
on said day voated that 5 men be Chosen as a commite to 
look ont the land for the men that are to have land in this 
town mentioned in the Charter the names of the Commite are 

John more 
Joseph Simonds 
Sam 11 Graves 
John m itch el 
Alexander Xicols 

Memorandom it is to be noted here by that all the trans- 
actions of the above mentioned meeting upon July y e 9 th 1722 
is wholey void 

Londonderry July 1723 
AVheras the town thought fit march 1723 to chuce us for 
the regulation of their meadows and for the bounding and 
limiting meadow* and fences of meadows we therefore for the 
conveniency of sundry fences have Given Liberty to cut a 
cross necks of Land where no propriety is to hinder w th mead- 
ows will be known upon lnquerey yet notwithstanding S d 
Liberty } rt no person pretend to Claim any mans propriety 
or the town Commons further then two Ehods up any swamp 
further then what is Laid out to them for meadow 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
alen anderson 
John Mitchell 

Committe 

Recorded this 26 th of february 1723/4 

E* John M tt Murphy Town (lark 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 45 

At a Generall town meeting march y e 5 1722/3 for the 
Chuesing their town ofisers and they are Chosen as followeth 
for moderater James Mcols 

on said day voated that five men shall be chosen to agree 
with the select men for their wages on the towns afaiers 
for select men 

Sam 11 more 
James Nikols 
John Blair 
Benjamin Willson 
Eob tt Boyes 

for Town Clerk John M c Murphy 

for Constable James Neasmoth 

the above said James neasmoth being a comishon ofiser re- 
fueseth to serve their is an other to be chosen in his room 

for Constable James Clerk 

for serveyers James Aikin Will m Humphery Rob u Doalc 
Sam 11 Craves Will m Thompson 

fens vewers Sam 11 Aleson Will m Caldwell 

for Hog Reaves Sam 11 Graves Will m Humphery 

the Com" to set the selectmens wages Tho Steel James 
moreson Whi m Aiers John Goffe David Cargill 

on said day voated that hogs shall be yoaked from the 15 
of march to the last of October 

voated that the select men shall have power to agree with 
the commite that have laid out the second devision to lay out 
thoes that yet remain to be laid out 

voated to lay out the land given in the town Charter to 
m r m c Gregor m r m c Keen Cap u Gregg m r Cargill & John 
Goffe 

Commite for laying out the farms to the men above 
named John more Elek Nicols John mitchel Sam el Graves 
wil 1 Aiken 

M r M c Keen 

voted the selectmen shall have power to agree with the 
com u to lav out the above said farms 



46 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

voated that the selectmen shall have power to ehues a ser- 
veyer and lot layers to go with the said commite to lay out the 
above said farms 

voated also that the diferance betwen m r m c Keen and his 
nibours about the hy-way to go threw the 13 acre meddow 
shall be left to the select men to deside 

on said day voated that Jeremiah osgood shall have a tract 
of land alowed him in the common lands in this town as a 
consideration for his loss in his work about the meeting hous 
in this town 

voated that the said Jeremiah osgood shall have one hun- 
dred acres in satisfaction for his work 

On said day the town voated that the fairs and markits 
shall be held at the meeting hous 

voated that the pound shall be made by the meeting hous 

voated that the pound shall be built this spring before June 
next ensewing 

voated that a commite shall be chosen to vew the home 
steed meddows and valu them and amend them out of the 
common meddows as it is recorded in page y e 24 th and in 
page y e 20 

the men chosen for the com" as above said are 

John Bell 
Sam 11 Graves 
Alin Anderson 
John mitchel 
Hugh mn* Gumery 

John Walis hath got the pond above senters one acre med- 
dow upon a cant for 4£ — 5 s — d and hath obledged him self 
to pay it in boards for the use of the meeting hous white 
pine at the rate of thirty five shilings pr thousand and pitch 
pine at the usual rate voated that all persons shall have the 
liberty to bring in catle to the town so as to make up the 
mumber of six with his own catle & no more and thoes that 
have catle of their own have the liberty to bring in the 
number of ten if they bring a bull with them other wise to 
bring in none 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 47 

voated that the select men shall have power to take what 
methods they shall think fit for the securing the fishery at 
ameskeeg 

a commite chosen for setting the accompts of the town 
with constable Wear and John m c murphy upon the 6 day of 
this instant march and the Com" so chosen are 

David Cargil 
John Blair 
James neasmoth 
voated that Jese Criste shall be cleared of the publick raits 
of this town for two years from the time of his purchising his 
land of the town except the ministers rate 

At alegale atown meetting held at Londonderry aprill the 
29 th 1723 the town Chuse for moderator Bo 1 Boys 

the said town meetting is consentibly adjurned to may the 
13 th 1723 at 9 of the cloak in the forenoon 

The town meet according to adjurnment 

The said Day the town votted that three men shall be a 
Comttee to Lay out the wants of homesteads and what 
amendments the town wants, 

the names of the Committee is ass followeth (viz) 

David Cargill Jur 
Will aiken 
John m tt murphy 
the said day votted that the men for Laying out the above 
Land the men y t wants sd Land have it to repair and know of 
them when they shall met 

The said day voted that the select shall disposs or Improve 
the ash swamp that Lyes to the east of the Beaveor Eiver to 
the towns Benefit 

At aGenerall town meetting June the 27 th 1723 
The town Chuse for moderator M r M u Keen at a Town meet- 
ing October the 25 th 1723 The town Chuse for moderator 
Samuell moore the said day the town voted that all per- 
sons thats presed upon the publick conserns of the town by 



48 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

the constable shall be allowed in wages two shill and six pence 
and no more pr day the said clay the town votted that the 
select men shall have power to agree with every proprietor 
that the town takes of their Land for High ways with respect 
to the fencing and that the town will be oblidged to build 
and keep up and that they are to allow them the nsuall prise 
of stone wall, and said price of stone wall to be allowed in 
their town rats till it is payd up from year to year this present 
rate and the ministers rats only excepted 

At a Town meeting held at Londonderry January the 20 th 
1723/4 

The town Chuse for moderator Kobert Boys 
The town then Chuse that day fo a Committe to joyn Chas- 
ter Committe to adjost the town line and Chuse a Sirvayor as 
also to rim the towns south line betwen us and Haverhill 

Cap 1 Gregg- 
David Cargill 
John m* murphy 
also the town voted that their should be some men Chosen 
to try at what prise they can have the lover story of the 
meetinghouse silled and the house seated at the publick 
Charge of the town 

also voted Said day that the proprietors shall have agenerail 
lot for their Seats according to their propriety they paying 
equall Cost and Charges for the same 

also the town voted to Chuse four men to make the afore- 
said tryall the men are these 

Cap 1 Gregg 
Lev: 1 Goffe 
James Alexander 
alexander nickels 
also voted that the lover story shall be seated all alike with 
pews 

also voted that the town is willing to give land for what 
High ways takes of their lots as also land for what nesisarv 
fences these High ways ocasions to all Such as will take up 
with the same 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 49 

also the town voted yt the town shall make up the fences 
that the High ways ocasione at the publick Charge of the 
town that goes throu the thirtine acre meadow upon the 
Commons as also all other quarters of the town that has arod 
of like priviledge of arod upon the Commons S d rod shall be 
pay'd by the town and they shall have arod 

also the town voted that the Committe that was Chosen to 
lay out the second divisions wants of homesteads and mende- 
ments shall lay out wants of homesteads and mendments 
quantety for quality distance and conveniency considered the 
names of the men are these 

David Cargill Jur 
William aiken 
John M tt murphy 

An Act or By Law made by the Select men and other Per- 
sons Chosen by the town at their annuall meeting march the 
5 th 1723/4 to Joyne with the Select men in makeing Laws for 
the publik good of our town of London derry in the Prov: of 
New Hamper: — on the above said day it is enacted and agreed 
upon by the S d Select men and others Chosen as above S d that 
all Persons that are Proprietors of our Town shall have liberty 
of Cutting timber upon the Town Commons so much as they 
shall need for the makeing of any sort of waires for the use and 
benifitt of the Inhabitants of S d Town an no more &all Persons 
that Stand in need of Timber upon the Common are to apply 
themselves to the Selectmen as often as they have ocasion to 
Cut Timber upon S d Commons for the use afores d or for fire 
wood But whereas Great distinction hath been made upon 
the Good timber in the Town by Reason of some Persons Cut- 
ting the timber and letting it ly — upon the Ground and oth- 
ers Improving the Good Timber in making staves for a market 
out of the Town for their own private advantage so that the 
Town is like to be Greatly Impovished for want of Good Tim- 
ber for the Preventing of any further distructione of the tim- 
ber upon the Commons it is enacted on S d day that no persons 
hearafter shall have Liberty to cut any timber upon the Com- 
mons to make sale of out of the town for their own Privat 



50 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Intrest and all Persons that shall presume to cut any Timber 
upon the Common Lands Shall forefit and pay to the Select 
men of our town for the use of S d town twenty Shills for 
every tree that Shall be found fell and twenty Shills for every 
thousand of Staves that Shall be found split upon the Com- 
mons afores d and if the person that have cut the timber can- 
not be found then the selectmen are by Virtue of this Law 
Impowered to seis upon S d timber for the use of S d town 

David Cargill 
James Alexander 
Robert Boyd 
John Blair 
John Moor 
John M u Murphy 
Andrew todd James Greg 

James Moreson James M u Keen 

John Goffe 
Province of New Hampshire 

at his majesties Court of Generall Q r sessions of the peace 
holden at Portsmouth the 2 d day of June 1724 

Present Eich d waldron Sam 11 Penhalw George Jaffrey Eich d 
wibard Shad. Walton John Plaisted Jotham Odiorne Peter 
Wear & nath 11 Sergant Esq r 
Justices 

The within by Law Being read and Confirmed its ordered 
by the Court that the same be allowed approved and Con- 
firmed 

Theodore Atkinson Cler 

Vera Copia Theodore Atkison Cler 
Recorded this 10 th of march 1724/5 

John MuMurphy Town Clark 

Twesday y e 23 d of February 1724/5 

We the Subscribers being upon oath and being Inployed by 
the Commits of Chester and Londonderry to run the line be- 
twon the S d two towns, we began at the Beach tree on the 
westerly side of Kingstown, which is the Corner bounds of y e 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 51 

above S d towns we Kun ten miles on a west norwest point 
without any allowance for Crookedness of way and ran to 
masabesick Eiver 

James Stevens Sirvayer 
Benjamin Barker 
John Carton 

Chair men 

The Commite y* was Chosen and was along with the above 
S d men, Chaster Commite was 

Samuel Ingols 
Thomas Smith 

Commite 
Londonderrys Commite was 

Jfcmes Gregg 
David Cargill 
John M c Murphy 

Commite 
Eecorded this 5 th of March 1724/5 

John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

At a Generall Town meeting march the 5 th 1723/4 for the 
Chuseing of their town officers and they are Chosen as fol- 
loweth 

for moderator Eobert Boys 

the town then aggreed to have five select men for this 
Enshewing year 

John Blair 
Kobert Boys 
for select men John more 

James Alexander 
Will m Cochran 
■ For Town Clark John m lt murphy 

also voted yt they shall pay aConstable and his wagess is 
aggreed upon by the town to be fifty shill pr year also the 
town Chuse to serve for this enshowing as Constable James 
Leslie 



52 



MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 



for survayers 



for tithing men 



for hawards 



for fence viewers and prizerss 



Wiir Gregg 
Thomas Stiele 
David Cargill 
John anderson 
John Senter 

John Stewart 
Lev 1 John Goffe 

Mathew Clark 
John Bell 
Gabriel Ban- 
Alexander nickels 
Sam 11 Graves 



also the town voted that they shall Endeavor to make aby 
Law to preserve the town Commons from being Destroyed 
by Cutting the timber and other needfull preservations the 
men that wre voted for and Chosen for making the aforesaid 
by Laws are these 

M r M 11 Keen Cap 1 Gregg 

Lev 1 Goffe Lev 1 Todd 

Cap 1 Cargill Sam 11 Graves 

John m 11 murphy 

John m 11 murphy 

also voted the same day that their shall be aschol house 
built in this town, the demension of s d house is to be sixtine 
foot Long and twelve foot Brenth S d house is to be alogg 
house seven foot side wall 

also voted that they shall come to asecond view of the home 
lots 

John Dinsmoore having petitioned the town for atract of 
Land the town Considered to bestow S d Dinsmore Sixty acres 
of Good land in some Convenient place and S d man is to Setle 
this place in the space of a year after the peace is Concluded 
and if so be that he or his son does not Setle S d place against 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 53 

the perfixt time y* then and at y* time S d land Shall fall to the 

town or S d grantees John mitchell James & John morison 

and Bo* Doak denies S d vote 

also voted y* three men Shall view the homelots and they 

are to be viewed as at the first view the men are these 

John Moore 
Thomas Stiele 
John Blair 
the men for the trying the towns accounts with the sellect 

men or town assesors are these 

James nesmith 
David Cargill 
John Blair 

At atown meeting June y e 25 th 1724 

The town then Chuse for moderator John Blair 

Att a Generall Town meetting march y e 5 th 1724/5 for the 
Chusing of their town officers, and they are Chosen as follow- 
ed 

For modrator John Blair 

For Town Clark John M tt Murphy 

The Town votted and aggreed that they shall have for this 
enshewing year five Select men 

For Select men 

James Aieken Sam 11 Graves 

Eo* Boys John Mitchell 

James Morrison 

For Town Constable James Leslie 

For Sirvayers 

Patrick Douglas Eobert M tt Keen 

James Anderson Gabriel Barr 

James Eodgers 

For Tithingmen 

Thomas Stiel William Cochran 

For Hawards 

James Calwell Thomas Bogle 

John M u Conehey 



54 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

For fence viewers and prizers 

John Archibald, South 
Alexander Eenkine 
John Wallace 

It is also votted on the aforesaid day that the five men y t 
Regulated the meadows before, shall go out again and make 
as near aregulation as their Judgments afford to all such 
person as are not yet not made up, the names of the men 
is as followeth (viz) 

David Cargill Sam 11 Graves 

John Mitchell John Bell 

Alen Anderson 

It is also votted on the aforesaid day that the homesteads 
Lotts is to be viewed according to the directions y* y e Com- 
mite y t viewed the Lots before or according as the nature of 
their views was, as also it is votted that John Stewarts home 
Lott shall be the precept to the men that shall be Chosen for 
the aforesaid viewe the names of the men is as followeth 

John Blair 
Will m Aieken 
John m u murph3 r 

It is also votted that their is another man Chosen to viewe 
in the absence of John Blair the name of the man is as fol- 
loweth James Clark it is also votted that the wages of the 
men that are to viewe the home lots is to be three shill pr, 
lott, and if any person desire to have other lot measured in 
lenth they shall pay for it themselves 

The men for trying the towns accounts with the select men 
is as followeth (viz) 

James nesmith 
David Cargill 
John M u Murphy 

It is votted on the aforesaid day that John Senter shall 
be overseer in the building and repairing of the bridge that 
is to be build at y e Lower end of the pond and he shall be 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 55 

allowed at the rate of two Shill and sixpence p r day, and y e 
overseer shall warn the sirvayers to Come w* their men as the 
select men sees the severall town highways are to be repaired 
by much Labour or litle, and if the sirvayer be delinquent the 
overseer shall have power to hire men in the sirvayer or sir- 
vayers 

It is votted y t two men shall go and view and mark out 
aroad from this town to tower hill the men is as followeth 

Cap 1 Gregg Jo: mitchell 

It is votted that their shall no person bring in any strange 
Cattele to this town w*out Liberty from the select under the 
pain of forfiting the sume of six shill — for every head that 
they shall be known to bring 

At atown meetting April y e 22 ed 1725 The town Chose for 
Moderator John Mitchell 

It is votted on the above S d day that their shal be a school 
in each quarter of the town if their can be sutable persons 
found for keeping the same, for six monsths time from their 
Comencent 

At atown meetting Septembr y e 17 th 1725 The Town Chose 
for Moderator — John M c Neal 

on the aforesaid day the Town votted that the Bridge at 
the Lower end of Beaver pond shall be Built by a rate 

It is also votted on the aforesaid day that Eobert Boys shall 
build y e bridge aty e Lower end of Beaver pond sufficiently from 
hard Ground on each side and further that the afores d Rob- 
ert Boys shall be oblidged to Keep up in Good repair for the 
space of two years from the time that he shall finish the 
same aforesaid bridge, and shall have for his makeing build- 
ing and Keeping up the same bridge for the time aforesaid 
the sume of twelve pounds Currant and passeble Bils of 
Credit, and ten days work out of the publick work of the 
Town as he shall call for fiom the severall quarters of the 
Town, and further that the s d bridge is to be build and re- 
paired w l round pouls, and oak pouls above the arches, and 
oak streamers above the arches and further that the afores d 
Ro tt Boys shall have povor to Cutt timber upon the minis- 



66 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

teriall Lott to repair and build said Bridge, and that the said 
Robert Boys shall be oblidged to finish said bridge at or be- 
fore the first of January next Enshewing 

Kobert Boyes 

It is also votted on the aforesaid day that James Leslie 
shall be paid for his Carring Belnapp to Dunstable to Co 11 
Things house 

It is also votted on y e afores d day that four men shall sitt 
w* with the select men to make arate for this Enshewing 
year and to reviw all Just dew debts y 1 the town ows as als to 
add thirty pound in this year's rate to buy stuff for the re- 
pairing the meetting house 

the name of the men is as followeth 

M r James m c Keen 
Lev 1 Todd. 
James Linsday 
David Cargill 
At atown Meeting Nov br y e 29 th 1725 the town Chuse for 
moderator James Alexander on s d day the town votted that 
two men shall be Chosen to Goo to the Recorder to have the 
Charter put on Record 

The two men that are Chosen to Go with the Charter to 
have it put upon Record is as followeth James Alexander 
John M u Murphy 

The town Have votted on said day that their is no school 
to be Keept in this town for this winter 

At A General Town meeting hold at Londonderry March 
y e 5 th 1725/6 

The town Chose for moderator 
For Moderator Robert Boys 

For Town Clark John M c Murphy 

It is also votted on s d Day that five men shall be Chosen for 
Select men 
For Select men 

James Alexander. 
John Moor. 
Robert Boys. 
Sam 11 Graves. 
Abraham Holms, 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 57 

It is also votted on y e aforesaid day that by his own Consent 
the town Chuse for town Constable James Leslie 

and he is by the vote of the town to have for his wages the 

time past that he has served and this present year three pound 

ayear for his raiseing the town rates and the ministers 

For Sirvayers 

John Wilson 

Alexander Walker 

Alexander m c Murphy 

John Stewart 

Eobert Morison 



For Tithing-men 
For Hawards 



John Barrat 
Edward Aiken 

John Senter, 
Samuel Morison, 
Thomas Wilson, 
For fence veiwers and prizers 

James Kodgers, 
Will m Gregg, 

It is also voted on the above s d Day that the proprietors are 
satisfied and Designed to Lay out athird division of Land and 
that the third Division be Laid out fivety acres to each proprie- 
tor that have afull right in the town and that said land shall be 
laid out Quantity and Quality to Be Considered by the Com- 
mittee that shall be Chose to lay out the same and it is further 
votted on the aforesaid day that that their shall be three men 
Chosen for a Committee to Lay out the third Division of Land, 
besides the sirvayer 

The names of the men is as followeth 

John Mitchell 
Thomas Stiel 
John m c murphy, 

It is also votted that the town Chuse for Constable 

John Mitchell. 

It is also voted that the town Chuse for Sirvayers to Lay 
out the third division of Land David Cargill Jun r 



68 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

It is also votted that there shall be aschool set up in Each 
quarter of the town for the Learning of the youth 

It is also votted that the Committee for the subdivideing of 
the meadow's shall have three days to finish the meadow's of 
the town and after wards to be dismised for Ever 
The men to setle the town account is 

H David Cargill 

James Nesmith 
John m c murphy 

It is also votted that the select men for the time being shall 
sign a Quit Claim Deed to James adam's of that Land that 
he bought from James m c Neal 

At a Proprietory Meeting held at Londonderry June y e 16: 
1726 

The town Chose for moderator Eobert Boys 

It is votted on the said day that their shall no person or 
persons or proprietor whatsovever have any land that is or 
shall be laid out, for want of homelott or mendements laid 
out in any part of our township within three miles of merri- 
mack River upon the Common 

It is votted on the aforesaid day that their shall be three 
men Chosen as Committe to veiwe the home lotts in the sec- 
ond veiws & to make Every proprietor's lot in our town Equiv- 
olent with the precept that said Committee is to Judge by, 
which is the home lot of John Stewart & the number of acres 
that they Judge Each proprietor to want, is Granted & ordered 
to be laid out to them by the lot layers, of our town, the names 
of the Com ttee is* 

Samuel Graves 
Hugh Muntgomery 
James Eodgers 

Comitt 

It is also votted on said day that the three men Chosen to 
veiwe the home lots is to finish the aforesaid veiwe by the 
tenth day of September next, and make return of their doings 
to the Select men in alist of what Evry man is to have or 
whett the said Committe allows them 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 59 

At atown meetting held at Londonderry July y e 15 th 1726. 

The town Chose for moderator Kobert Boys on the afore- 
said Day the town have aggreed to Keep a Gramer School, 

Also votted on the aforesaid day that David m c Gregor is 
Chosen by vote of thetown to Keep aGramer school for this 
year David m c Gregor, 

It is also votted on the aforesaid day that Every person and 
persons that have any land allowed them by the Committee for 
viewing the lots, shall have their land by Lott, but no old 
Grant Demolish that have already put in their Claim said 
Claim to break no form of Land, and no person from the 
Date of this record is to putt in any Claim untill y e Committee 
for viewing the Lots make there return 

Att atown meeting held at Londonderry octobr y e 24 th 1726 

The town Chuse for moderator Cap* David Cargill, 

It is votted on the said day that all wants of homesteads and 
mendements that are to be laid out is to be laid out, but the 
land is first to be formed and then made in rangess to the 
best advantage or Benefit of this town, to the Best of the 
Committee's Judgment that lays out the aforesaid mendments 
and wants of homestead's 

It is also votted on the aforesaid Day that three men shall 
be Chosen to lay out Convenient Rods to the several neigh- 
bouring towns from the highways already laid out, and said 
Rods or high ways to be laid out to the benefit of the Common 
lands that is to be laid out for mendements and want of home 
steads, the aforesaid Rods is to be laid out in the Convenient- 
est Ground that can be found, Leading straight to the places 
after mentioned (viz) one Road to Haverhill one to Methewins 
one to Draeut one to Dunstable and one Road to amiscige, and 
one to netecook, the names of the men is ass followeth 

Cap* James Gregg 
m r John Moore 
m r Will m Aiken 

Corn" 9 

*This has been traced in recent years so it is not certain it is an exact 
copy of the original paragraph.— Ed. 



60 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

It is also votted on the aforesaid Day that James moore 
that was once proprietor in this town, shall have the land that 
the several proprietor's Doth bestow upon him the said Moore, 
of their mendment land and Shall have s d Land in a Conveni- 
ent place where he Shall Chnse, but the said Choise to break 
no form of land nor Demolish any old Grant 

It is also votted on the aforesaid Day that Evry proprietor 
hear present is willing and satisfied to have the third Division 
laid out, and bear their Equall shares of all the Charges that 
shall or may arise by setleing the said third Division of Land, 
from time to time, and it is aggreed by the persons present 
that the selectmen shall send out the Com tte when they please, 
to Lay out the third Divisions of Land 

at atown meeting Held at Londonderry Nov 1 y e 14 th 1726! 

The town Chuse for moderator James alexander 

It is votted on the aforesaid Day that the third Division of 
Land is to be laid out on the Eiver of merrimack from the 
Lower End of the Intervaile of Noticook, and so up on the 
aforesaid River, ass farr ass the Committee that lays out the 
said third Division shall think Good for the publick Benefit 
of the said settlement 

It is also votted on the afores d Day, that Every four proprie- 
tors in this town, shall setle one Inhabitant on the one fourth 
Lott thorowout, the whole setlement, of the third division of 
Land, and Evry person that will not comply with this vote 
shall joyn together and take their rights in the one End of the 
afores d setlement and if they lose their rights threw aCouse of 
Law in their own Default by nonsetleing their third Division, 
they shall lose it to themselves and the town shall not be 
obliged to make up their third Division to those men & 

It is also voted on the aforesaid day that all proprietors in 
this town that havenot had their home lott's viewed shall have 
the priviledge of haveing their lotts viewed by the Committee 
that was allowed by the town to view the home lotts and they 
shall have liberty for said views any time before the Last day 
of Deceber next Enshewing &c 

It is also votted on the aforesaid Day, that the return that 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 61 

the Committee for viewing the lotts have made, shall be 
returned to them from the select men, and they shall make 
their return to Evry proprietor that have been veiwed by 
them, or have not veiwed at all acording to the highest veiwe 

or that any proprietor have, Except those proprietors 

that was themselves Contented with what was allowed them 
in the first veiw 

At a Generall town meeting held at Londonderry March y e 
6 th 1726/7 

the town Chose for Moderator Robert Boys 

For town Clerk John M c Murphy 

It is aggreed and Concluded upon on the aforesaid Day that 
five — men Shall serve ass select men for the Enshewing year, 
the names of the men is ass followeth 

John Moor 
Thomas Stiel 
Alexander Renkins 
John Woodburn 
Samuel Graves 
It is also votted on the aforesaid Day that the the town 
Chose a Constable for this Enshewing year and that he shall 
have for his service three pounds the name of the Constable 
is ass followeth 

Samuel Barr 
For tithing men 

Robert Wilson 

William Eyers 
For Sirvayers 

James Morison 

John Archibald South 

It is voted on the aforesaid day that their shall be a sir- 

vayee in the north side of west runing brook the name of the 

man is ass followeth 

Robert Boys 
John Blair 
William Adams 
John Bell 
James Nesmith 



62 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

For Hawards Robert M c Keen 

William Humphra 
For fence viewers and prizers Archibald Clandine 

James Lindsay- 
It is also voted on the aforesaid Day that the second viewe 
is approved of by the town in Generall, and that the Commit- 
tees return signed nnder their hands for y e aforesaid second 
viewe, Shall be put on Record ass their return is made by 
them 

It is also votted on the aforesaid Day that their shall be 
asirvayer Chosen and sworn for Laying out the wants of home- 
steads and Highway Land and mendements that are to be 
laid out in this town the mans name is David Cargill 

It is also votted on the aforesaid Day that three men shall 
serve ass a Committee for Laying out the wants of homesteads 
and High way Land and mendements that are to be laid out 
in this town the names of the men is ass followeth 

Andrew Todd 
Wiir Aiken 
John M c Murphy 

It is also votted on the aforesaid Day that their shall be 
but one School keept up at the publick Charge of the town 
for the Enshewing year 

It is also votted on the aforesaid Day that their shall no 
proprietor nor any man that have any share of apropriety have 
any land laid out, nor an Equall Lott with the rest of the 
proprietor's untill they pay their Equall share of all the town 
rates or Charges that are Legally Dew by them. 

It is also voted on the aforesaid Day that three men shall 
be Chosen to try the Select mens account, or towns accounts 

David Cargill 
James Nesmith 
John M c Murphy 

At atown Meeting held at Londonderry May y e 1 st 1727, 

The town Chuse for Moderator — John Blair 

It is votted and aggreed upon onthe aforesaid Day that 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 63 

the publick school shall be Keept at the meetinghouse, for 
five months from the date of this record, and the other 
six months, the school shall be Keept in the out parts of 
the town where it shall be thought most Convenient, 

It is also votted on the aforesaid Day that their shall be 
two men Chosen for takeing out what Coppy's of Eecords 
they see cause out of the town Books, the names of the men 
is ass followeth John Blair James Nesmith 

It is also votted that their shall be a school house built 
at the Meetinghouse ass soon ass possible the demensions 
of said house is to be Eighteen foot besides the Chimney, 
and that their shall be two fire places in one End ass large 
ass the house will allow, and it shall be built seven foot in 
the side wall w l logs 

It is also votted on the aforesaid day that the Committee 
that was runing Chester west nor west line shall have no 
more wages than Committees have formerly had which was 
four shillings p r day. 

It is also votted that that artickle of Eateing the town 
after the manner of the province is dropped at this time.* 

At aproprietory meeting held at Londonderry July the 3 d 
1727, the town Chuse for Moderator — John Blair 

It is votted on the aforesaid Day that the proprietors of 
this town is willing to defend the rights of our Charter from 
all Incrochers, that do not setle in any part of our town 
legaly, and all trespasses of any soever. 

It is also votted on the aforesaid day that the town have 
Chuse a Committee for for this present year to Defend our 
Charter rights from all Incrochers, and that three men shall 
serve ass a Committee for said Ends, the Commi ttee ' s names 
is ass followeth John Mitchell John Senter — Robert Boys 

*In the House of Bepresentatives May the 10* 1727 A. M. 

Voted That Londonderry be Taxed this yeare for the 

Province Tax the Sume of forty pounds; and that they bring in 
a list of their Rateabl Estates with the other Towns Next May 
Sessions in the Same Manner. 

James Jeffry Clr assm. 



64 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

On the aforesaid day the town have Discharged that said 
Committee of the office to which they were Chosen, and 
have Committed the trust of said Business to the select men 
for the time being. 

And it is further votted and aggreed upon that any per- 
son that will come and Inform, the select men or Constable, 
of any person trespassing on our Commons, shall have five 
shillings paid them for their pains. 

It is also votted on the aforesaid day their shall no land 
laid out in this town, untill their be another proprietory 
meeting. 

It is also votted on the aforesaid day that their is a Con- 
siderable number of the proprietors of this town that are 
aggived at the Caryings on of the late Committee (viz) John 
Macmurphy Will m Aiken, Andrew Todd and David Cargill 
in their laying out of the mendment land in said town 
we do theirfore at aGenerall town Meeting on the above 
said day protest against all their proceedings in laying out 
of any land in said town Except the second division's which 
they were sworn too, Either heartofore or for the future. 

It is also votted on the aforesaid day that three men 
shall be Chosen for takeing an Invoice of the rateable pols 
in this town, ass also to valoue the rateable Estates the 
mens names is ass followeth. 

Lev 1 John Goffe 
M r John Moore 
M r John Wallace 

It is also votted on said Day that Benjam Wilson shall 
have the offer of his second Division in the Common land 
where Samuel Renkine have boxt the pines on the Common's, 
It is also votted on the aforesaid Day that Governour Went- 
worth shall have the Remender of his farm laid out accord- 
ing ass the second Division's have been laid out. 

Londonderry July y e 3 d 1727. 
You are hearby required to warn the proprietors of this 
town to meet at the meeting house of Londonderry upon 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 65 

Munday the seventeenth Instant at Eight of the Cloock in 
the forenoon then and there. 

1 st To see if the town will Chnse a Committee for the 
laying out of what land the proprietors of this town thinks 
fit to lay out. 

2 ly That the town may near the Complaints of the pro- 
prietors Concerning the unlegall proceedings of the lot-lay- 
ers and to Corect any unjust act of the Lotlayers. 

3 ly To see if the town will vote the former Committes 
acts and records unlegall unjust null and void. 

4 ly To see if any act of the lotlayers shall be put on 
record before a return be made and aproved by the town. 

5 ly To see if the proprietors of this town will make 
Choise of a new town Clerk. 

6 ly To see if why the town Clerk refusess proprietors 
votes. 

7 ly That the town may see how they will have the meet- 
inghouse finished 

8 To see if the town will give M r Butterfield the farm 
he Claims in this he paying what his artikles binds him too. 

John Moore 
Samuel Graves 
Thomas Stiel 

To Samuel Barr town Constable. 

At aproprietory meeting held at Londonderry July y e 17 th 

1727. 

The proprietors votted for Moderator John Blair. 

It is voted on the aforesaid day that the town shall 
Chuse a Com ttee for laying out what lands the think fitt, the 
said Committee going out when the town and select men 
think fitt, They being upon oath for the aforesaid busines. 
The names of the men that is Chuse for a Committee is ass 
followeth. Thomas Stiele Sam 11 Craves Jo n Mitchell 

It is voted on the aforesaid day that upon Complaint of 
the proprietors against John Macmurphy and David Cargill 
and W m Aiken as aCommittee to lay out the mendment land, 



66 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

is that they were not lawfully qualified by oath to lay out 
any mendment lands and that they have laid out very great 
tracts of lands to themselves Contrary to the minds of the 
town and to their benefit. It is voted on the aforesaid day 
'that the former Committes acts and records are unlegall 
unjust null and void. 

This may signify to all Concerned y 1 we do hearby decent 
from and protest against our being concerned in a vote, where- 
in the town have votted against the proceedings of the Com- 
mittee, they being legaly Chosen, for laying out of mendments 
and wants of homesteads, wherein they vote that they have 
done Contrary (viz) 

The said Committe to y e mind of the proprietors notwith- 
standing they Chuse them for that purpose, also against 
their voting said Committees acts and records to be null and 
void. 

David Cargill 
John MaeMurphy 
James Eodgers 
Eobert Boyes 

It is voted on the aforesaid day that their shall no land 
be put upon record before a return be made, and aproved by 
the town. 

It is voted on the aforesaid day that the town will not 
proceed in that at present to Chuse another town Clerk. 

It is voted on the aforesaid day that the town will not 
proceed in that of the town Clerk's refuseing to take proprie- 
tors votes 

It is voted on the aforesaid day that three men shall be 
Chosen to lay down amethod to y e town with the advise of 
a workman how the meetinghouse shall be seated and re- 
paired, the names of the men is as followeth Cap 1 Gregg 
M r John Wallace and M r John Moore 

It is voted on the aforesaid day that M r Butterfields farm 
shall be made up ahundred acres of upland besides his 
two acres of meadow as soon as the first Committee for Lay- 



EARLY KECOKDS OF LONDONDERRY. 67 

ing out land shall be sent out, and when said land is laid 
out in full, the select men for the time being are hearby 
Impowered by this vote to Give the said Butterfield a quit 
Claim Deed, of said land, Weell Executed in the Law 

Londonderry, September y e 2 ed 1727 
You are hearby required to "warn the proprietors of this 
town to meet at the meetinghouse upon thursday the 5 th of 
October at Eight of the Clock in the forenoon then & there 

1 st That the town may take some prudent method to reg- 
ulate the DifTerances that are and have been in the town 
about Equivolant land 

2 ly To see if the town will help those lots that are miser- 
able and what and what method they will take to help them 
3 ly To see whether the town will order the Committee 
Chosen for the third Divisions, to lay out what land the 
town sees Cause to lay out 

John Moore 
Alex* Eenkine 
Thomas Stiell 

Sam 11 Graves 

Select 
To Sam 11 Barr town Constable 

At aproprietory Meeting held at London Derry October y e 
8 th 1727. 

The town Chus for Moderator John Morison 

It is voted on the aforesaid day that the Committee that was 
Chosen to lay out what land the town thinks fitt shall be 
Qualified by oath when Called to it by the town. 

Londonderry October y e 9 th (?) 1727. 

You are hearby required to warn the proprietors of this 
town to meet at the meetinghouse upon wensday the 25 th 
Instant at ten of the Clock in the forenoon then and there. 

1 st To see if the town will make Choise of a Committee 
for to Defend the Charter Bights of this town. 

2 ly To see if the town will allow those proprietors that 
have not paid to the expence of the meetinghouse building, 



68 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

apart, they paying their proportionable part to the building 
and finishing said house, 

3 ly To see if the town will Impower men to aggree for the 
finishing the meetinghouse and that the town may propose 
the method to do it. 

4 ly To see what the town will do about takeing an In- 
voice. 

John Moore 
Samuel Graves 
Thomas Stiel 
Alex r Renkine 
To Samuel Barr Town Constable 

At aproprietory meeting held at Londonderry October y e 
25 th 1727. 

The town vottcd and Chuse for moderator John Blair 

1 st It is votted on the above said Day that three men 
shall serve ass a Com ttee to Defend the Charter Rights of this 
town the names of the men is ass followeth. John Mitchell, 
John Moore and John Blair 

2 ly It is aggreed upon that the second artikle in the war- 
rant is Deferred till afterwards. 

3 ly It is aggreed and votted on said Day that three men 
shall serve ass a Committee to aggree with the workman, and 
give their Bond for the repairing of the meeting house, and 
that they shall agree with aworkman by the Great, the mens 
names is ass followeth, 

M r James Mackeen, 

Cap 1 Gregg & M r John Moore, 

4 ly It is votted on said Day that the town will not take 
an Invoice. 

Londonderry Nov br y e 3 d 1727 

You are hearby Required to warn the proprietors of this 
town to meet at the meeting house upon saterday the 
Eighteenth Instant at Eight of the Clock in the forenoon 
then and there 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 69 

1 st To see if the town will Choose a Committee to let 
that house that Pisley Cause build on our town's land to- 
gether with what land is needfull to be leat and least for one 
year. 

2 ly To see if the town will make Choise of athird Commit- 
tee man to Joyn Thomas stiel and John Mitchell for laying 
out land 

Alex r Eenkine 
John Moore 
Thomas stiell 
Sam 11 Graves 
To Samuel Barr town Constable. 

At aproprietory meeting held at Londonderry Nov br y e 
18 th — 1727 

The town Chuse for Moderator James Aiken 

It is voted on the aforesaid day that the town will not 
Chuse a Committee to let that house that Pisley Caus'd 
build. 

It is votted on the aforesaid day that the town will not 
Chuse a third Committee man to Joyn Thomas Stiel and 
John Mitchell for laying out land. 

Londonderry Nov br y e 18 th 1727, 

You the hearby required to warn the proprietors of this 
town to meet at the meetinghouse the first wensday of De- 
cember at Eight of the Clock in the forenoon then and there. 

1 st To see if the town will Chuse aCommittee of Indif- 
rent men to lay out what land the town sees Cause, and to 
Consider the method that they will lay out said land 

2 ly To see if the town will Chuse aCommittee to let that 
house that Pisley Caused build on the Peeik land, with what 
land is needfull to be lett, or what method the town will 
take with it. 

3 ly To see if the town will pass avote, that if any person 
loos land laid out to them in this town by their not setleing, 
shall to have it made up by the town 



70 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

4 ly To see what lawshuts the town will allow of, and 
bearthe Charge of and whether, and whether it be Consistent 
with the towns Intrest to continue the Committee chosen for 
to defend the Charter rights or to take some Other Method. 
5 ly To see if the town will think fitt to take an Invoice 
of the poles and Estates acording to law. 

6 ly That the town may make Choise of a Representitive 
to answer for y e town* 

John Moore 
Alexander Eenkine 
Samuel Graves 
Thomas Stiel 
John Woodburn 

Select 

*In the House of Kepresent May 21st 1725 

Wheras The Town of Londo Derry hath lived under this Gov- 
ernment for Several Years past, and hath neither as yet paid any 
rates for the Support of the Government nor Sent any person to 
represent said Town in Genl assembly, 

Voted That The Governr be desired to Send a Precept to Said 
Town of Londo Derry to Send a meet person to represent Said 
Town in Genl assem at the next fall Sessions, and to bring- in a 
list of their rateable Estates that they may be assessed accord- 
ingly- 

James Jeffrey Cler assem 
In Counl Eod die. 
Read and Concurred. 

Eichd Waldron Cler Con 
Journal General Assembly, 

—vol. 4 p 172 

At a Genl assem hel d at Portsmouth by adjournmt April 12, 
1726. 

The Selectmen of London Derry prefer'd a Petition to the 
board directed to y e Genl assem Praying to be Excused from 
Sending" a represent to y e Genl assem and Exempt from the 
Province Tax for the Present w<* being read and a Vote pass'd 
thereon for granting the Prayer thereof the Same was Sent 
down by Shada Walton & Jon Frost Esq rs . 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 71 

The following year it was recorded 

A Message to the Board by Mess rs Stevens & Jennis wth a Vote 
That the Town of Lond« Derry be taxed this year for the Prov- 
ince Tax the Sum of forty pounds and that the Treasurer Issue 
out his Warrts accordingly. 

May 13tn 1727. 

Ja s Jeffry Cler assem 

To Samuel Barr town Constable. 

At atown meeting held at Londonderry the first wensday 
of December 1727, for the Ends aforesaid. 

The town Chuse for Moderator James Aiken 

1 st It is voted on the aforesaid day that the town have 
Chosen three men of indiffrent persons not Interested to lay 
out what land the town sees Cause the mens names is ass 
followeth Archibald Stark, Robert Adams, & Patrick Dou- 
glas and the town have votted that M r George Duncan. M r 
James Adams & M r John Hervey shall propose the method 
that what land the town thinks fitt to lay out, shall be laid 
out by virtue of this above vote. 

2 ly The town voted on the aforesaid day that the town 
will not Chuse a Committee to lett that house that Pisley 
built 

As to the third votte Called for in the warrant, the town has 
votted to pass it at present. 

4 !y It is votted on the aforesaid day "that the town will 
only bear the charge of what lawshuts comes by other town's 
people Incroching on our town, and no other, law shuts, and 
it is further voted on the said day that the Committee 
chosen for the Charter's right Defending, is discharged and 
have no more power to act ass a Committee for the End afore- 
said, and the method proposed to defend our town's right's 
from all Incrochers from other towns, is y* the town votted 
and Chuse one man for the defence of our town, for the end 
aforesaid the mans name is John Mitchell 

Ass to the fifth artikle in takeing an Invoice is done 
already therefore we pass it. 



12 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

6 ly It is voted on the aforesaid day that the town have 
chosen M r James Mac-Keen Esq r of our town to be our Kep- 
resentitive or assembly man for the time being.* 

At ameeting of the proprietors of Londonderry y e 6 th 1727 
We the subscribers being proprietors of this town do pro- 
test against the vote of Chuseing another Committee than 
what are allready Chosen for laying out land in our town 

John Barnat, 
John Barr, 
Archibald Clandinen. 

At ameeting of the proprietors of Londonderry Decembr 
yfl 6 th 1727 

we the subscribers being proprietors do protest against the 
vote of leaving the method of laying our land to the Judge- 
ment of George Duncan John Hervey and James Adams, and 
all other votes passed upon said day Except the Chuseing 
an assembley man. 

John Mitchell 
Archibald Clandinen 

Londonderry February y e 15 th 1727/8 

You are hearby required to warn the Inhabitants of this 
town to meet at the meetinghouse upon thursday the fifth 
of march next Enshewing at Eight of the Clock in the fore- 
noon then and there. 

1 st That the town may make Choise of town officers. 

2 ly To see if the town will pay for fencing and high way 
land upon second Divisions and mendments or what method 
they will take about it. 

3 ly To see if the town will bring sirvayer from some other 
town to sirvay those great tracts of land laid out to some 
particular men in this town 

*In the house of Representatives Thursday December the 14th 
am 

James Mackeen Esq r Return for a Representative not being 
authentic; one of the Selectmen of Londonderry being psent was 
called in and Declared m r Mackeen was Legally Chosen and yt 
the Returns not being- Right was thro Ignorance; however the 
house accepted him and ordered that they Should Send a proper 
Return. 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 73 

4 ly To see if the town will will make Choise of a sirvayer 
and a Committee to run the lines betwen this town and Hev- 
erhill and Dracut and Dunstable 

5 ly To see if the town will aprove of the method of De- 
fending the town from the Inerochers of other towns or take 
some othr method, and Chuse a Committee for the same. 

6 ly To see if the town will Exempt the strangers that are 
in this town from rates. 

7 ly To see if the town will have a schooll or schoolls 

John Moore 
Samuel Graves 
Alexander Eenkine 
Thomas Stiel 
John Woodburn 

To Samuel Barr Town Constable 

At a General town meeting held at London Derry March y e 
5 th 1727/8 

The town have Chuse for moderator on the aforesaid day — 
Cap* James Gregg 

On the aforesaid day the town voted that their shall be 
five men Chosen to serve as select men for the Enshewing 
year, 

the names of the men is as followeth 

Alen Anderson 
John Wallace 
James Eeed 
John Archibald 
James Lindsay 

On the aforesaid day the town voted for Town Clerk for 
the Enshewing year — John Mac Murphy. 

Londonderry March y e 5 th 1727/8 
at agenerall town meeting we the subscribers and others 
do protest against the vote of Chuseing John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk. 

John Mitchell 
John Morison 



74 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

On the aforesaid day it is voted that their Shall be two 
Constables chosen to serve for the Enshewing year the names 
of the men is as followeth 

John Goffe Jun r 
Sam 11 Barr. 

On the aforesaid day the town have votted that the afore- 
said constable, shall have Each of them forty shi 119 for their 
service for this Enshewing year. And it further votted on 
the aforesaid day that Beaver brook shall Divide and be the 
line betwen the two Constables John Goffe Jun r shall serve 
on the westerly side of Beaver brook and Sam 11 Barr Con- 
stable shall serve on the southerly side of Beaver Brook. 

And it is also voted on the aforesaid day that the town 
have votted for sirvayers for repairing the Boads and high 
ways of this town for this Enshewing year. 
William Nikels. John Crumey. 

Archibald Clandinen. James Callwell. 

John Gregg. George Duncan. 

Robert Boys. 

On the aforesaid day the town votted that two men shall 
serve as tithingmen for the Enshewing year the names of 
the men is as followeth Samuel Alison David Morison 

On the aforesaid day it is also voted that two men shall 
serve as Hawards for this Enshewing year the mens names is 
as followeth — David Dickey, James Moore 

On the aforesaid day the town votted that two men shall 
serve as fence veiwers and prizers, for this Enshewing year 
the mens names is as followeth James Anderson, James 
Leslie. 

On the aforesaid day the town votted that three men shall 
serve as a Com ttee to try the town's acounts for this Enshew- 
ing year the names of y e men is as followeth. James Nes- 
mith. David Cargill. John Mac murphy 

On the aforesaid day the town voted that their shall be 
afitt person chosen for sealing of weights, measures, leather, 
and all sorts of Good sufficient linen Cloth that are made in 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 75 

this town for this Enshewing year, the mans name is as fol- 
loweth — James Alexander. 

On the aforesaid day the town voted that two men shall 
serve as Field-drivers for this Enshewing year, the names 
of the men is as followeth John Senter. Will m Umphra 

On the aforesaid day the town votted that they will not 
pay for fencing or high way land in any of the second Divi- 
sions in this town 

On the aforesaid day it is voted that the town will not be 
at the charge of sirvaying those tracts of land that is men- 
tioned in the warrant 

On the afore said day the town voted that their shall be 
a Committee chosen to run our town lines Betwen our town 
and Kingstown, Heverhill Methewine Dracut and dunstable, 
and it is further voted that three men shall serve & is Chosen 
as a Com ttee to run the aforesaid lines the names of the 
men is as followeth that is Chosen for the Ends aforesaid. 

Robert Boys. 
John Goffe Jun r 
Alexander Walker. 

On the aforesaid day the town have aggreed to allow the 
aforesaid Com ttee four shill 3 pr day dureing the time that they 
are out on Said lines 

On the aforesaid day the town have votted that their shall 
be a sirvayer chosen to run the aforesaid lines and that he 
shall be allowed seven shilP pr day for his wages dureing run- 
ing the aforesaid lines, the name of the sirvayer is as follow- 
eth: is — David Cargill 

On the aforesaid day it is voted that John Mitchell is no 
longer Continued in that office of Defending our town from 
Incrochers of other town's. 

On the aforesaid day the town have Chosen David Craig to 
stand our law shuit or represent our town at Ipswigh Court 
and the town have defered the Chuseing a Committee to 
Defend our town from incrochers of other towns 

On the aforesaid day the town have voted that all the 
strangers that came in to this town to Inhabit the last fall 



76 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

from Ireland are Exempted from paying any of the rates that 
are now sesed and returned in a list to the Constables. 

On the above or aforesaid day the town have voted that 
their shall be but one schooll kept at the publick charge of 
the town this Enshewing year, and that M T John Herbey shall 
be the person to Keep the aforesaid schooll, and that he shall 
have for his salery thirty six pounds pr annum 

You are hearby required to warn the proprietors of Lon- 
donderry to meet at their Meetinghouse on Munday the 15 th 
Instant at Eight of the Cloack before noon then & there 

1 st To see what method they will take to raise money to 
Defray Inpending Charges, and to see what method they will 
take Concerning the lawshuit now Depending betwen them & 
Hevirhill 

2 ly To see if the town aprove of the former select mens 
acounts as they are Given in to the Committee or not. 

3 ly To see if they will Chuse men to lay out the land for 
y e meetinghouse & the Graveyard, and take Deeds for the 
same, & what restitution they will make for said land. 

4 ly To see if they will Chuse a Committee to Defend their 
lines from Incrochers from Neighbouring towns. 

5 ly To see what method they will take to lay out their 
Equivolent lands & to see if they will Continue the last 
Committee Chosen for that End or Chuse another, or any 
other thing or things that may Concern the proprietors and 
this shall be your warrant. 

Given under our hands this first day of april 1728. 

James Lindsay. 
Allen Anderson. 
John Archbald. 
John Wallace. 
James Reid. 

Selectmen 

To Samuel Barr Constable of Londonderry 

At aproprietory meeting held at Londonderry Meeting- 
house april y e 15 th 1728. 

The proprietors of Londonderry Chuse for Moderator Cap* 
James Gregg. 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 77 

1 st It is voted on the af ore sd day y t their shall be one hun- 
dred acres of Good land & two acres of meadow by veiwe, 
sold for the publick Benefit of the town to repay y e publick 
Charge of the same, and y* s d land shall be Disposed of & 
sold to y e best advantage for the town, & it is also voted 
y fc y e select men shall sell & Dispose of and Give Deeds of s d 
land to the person or persons y fc shall appear to buy y e afore- 
said one hundred acres, & the afores d two acres of meadow 

2 y It is also voted on the afores d Day y t the select mens 
acounts for y e year 1723 1724: & 1725 are approved of by the 
town, But the select mens accounts for y e rate 1726 is not 
aproved of by the town at present, y e s d select men serving in 
y e year 1727: & it is also voted that the select mens accounts 
for y e year 1727 is aproved of by the town. 

3 ly It is also voted on the afores d day that three men 
shall serve as aCom ttee to agree with the particular owners 
of that land that is to be laid out about y e meetinghouse of 
Londonderry, as also our Graveyard (viz) two acres about the 
meetinghous and one acre for a Graveyard, & to allow the 
owners of said land Beasonable restitution for said land, as 
also to take Deeds in the towns name for said land the 
names of the men is as followeth (viz) 

John Morison 
John Archibald. 
David Cargill. 

Upon the above said day it is voted that all the Differences 
Concerning mendements lands High way lands and want of 
homestead lands is aggreed in the manner following (viz) 

1 st That all persons that have already Claim'd any land 
for the wants of the above mentioned lands shall hold their 
Claims, having them reviewed or veiwed over, by a Committee 
of three men, one of which men shall be one that hath, one 
of the poorest lots, and another of the men shall be one of 
them that hath one of the middway lots, and the third 
man of said Committee a man that hath one of the Good 
lots, and brought to the method which we shall hearafter 
Insert (viz) That the man that gets or have Gotten said land 



78 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

above mentioned, at one mile's distance or under, shall 
have one acre of land made as Good as one acre of the pre- 
cedent the lots are veiwed by for Every acre they were 
veiwed or allowed by the Committee Chosen for veiwing the 
home lots, and so gradualy riseing one quarter of an acre, 
for each half mile said land lieth Distant from the sundrey 
lots which is to have said land above mentioned, untill it 
come to the Quantity of two acres made Good as above, for 
Every acre that they are allowed for the wants above said, 
which will be at the Distance of three miles and so rise no 
more for any distance or Consideration (Whatsoever) and 
they that have not yet got their above said land or Claims, 
shall have liberty to put in their Claims, they that wants most 
or allowed most Coming first, and so on, untill it come to the 
smalest Quantity which is allowed to any for the wants above 
mentioned, said land to be formed into ranges that so the 
Commons may be laid out in order, and the land that is to be 
reviewed over which is already laid out, shall be done at the 
Cost of the town, and they that have Bought any of the 
High way land and is not satisfied with the method, is to 
return said land and take their money, which they paid 
for said land again, and when more than one man is allowed 
an Equall Quantity of the above lands they shall come to the 
Decision of alot, who shall Claime first Every proprietor is to 
have twenty acres added to his Claim or mendment 

All Differances and Debeats Whatsoever in our town Con- 
cerning Land, is done away in this vote, Note that the 
twenty acres above mentioned is to be laid out Quantity and 
Quality only Considered 

And it is also voted on the aforesaid day that three men 
shall serve and is Chosen to lay out the lands above men- 
tioned the names of the men is as followeth 

John Mitchell 
John Archibald 
John Wallace 

It is also voted on the aforesaid day that three men shall 
serve and is Chosen for Defending our town land or lines 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 79 

from Incrochers from other towns, the names of the men is as 

followeth (viz) 

James Clerk. 

Eobert Boys. 

David Cargill. 

It is voted on the aforesaid day that all votes and records 
that are made upon any person or persons, or Committee or 
Committees, with respect of staining or prejudcing their 
Good name or Reputation are hearby made null and void. 
& of none Effect 

It is also voted y 1 sergant James Moore shall have the land 
.that is allowed him by the several proprietors of this town 
in the place where it was allready laid out, and that he may 
setle their when he pleasess untill the Committee go out to 
lay out said land. 

It is also voted that their shall be High ways and Eoads 
laid out in all the Commons that are to be laid out, & that 
no person's shall have any other allowance of land or fenc- 
ing, but what is allowed them by the Committee's Judgement 
that is to lay out said land 

Londonderry March y e 8 th 1728. 
At atown meeting held the Day above for Chuseing a 
Representitive or assembly man the town Chuse for Moder- 
ator Cap 1 James Gregg 

On the aforesaid day the town voted for assembly man or 
Representitive for our town of Londonderry M r James Mac- 
keen Esq r 

You are hearby Required to warn the freeholders & In- 
habitants of Londonderry to Conveen at their Meeting house 
on Munday the Eight of this Instant at seven of the Clock 
Before noon, then & there to Chuse afit Representitive or 
person to Represent their town at the Generall assembly 
which is to meet at Portsmouth on twesday the ninth In- 
stant 

Given under our hand this 7 th Day of April 1728 

Allen Anderson 
John Archibald 
James Ried 

Select Men 
To Sam 11 Barr Constable. 



80 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

You are hearby Kequired to warn the proprietors of Lon- 
donderry to meet at their Meetinghouse on Munday the 
thirteenth Instant May at Eight of the Clock Before noon 
then & there 

1 st To see what Laidout land or meadows the town will 
aprove of 

2 ly To see whether the town will take any method to 
Gratify the nine men that petitioned His Honour the Lev fc 
Governour the Day after the last town meeting held in this 
town 

3 ly To see if the town be Satisfied with the method of the 
selectmen have aggreed upon for setling the school for this 
present year or any other thing that may Concern the pro- 
priety, 

And this shall be your warrant Given under our hands 
this 29 th Day of April 1728. 

John Wallace. 
Allen Anderson. 
John Archibald. 
James Eeid. 

Selectmen 
To Sam 11 Barr Constable 

At a Proprietory meeting held at the meetinghouse on 
the aforesaid Day the town have votted that Cap 1 James 
Gregg Moderator 

On the aforesaid Day the Proprietors by vote have Con- 
firmed and Established all the meadows that are allready 
laid out & Eecorded to Every proprietor in our town of Lon- 
donderry, Except the Debeatable meadow's that is betwen 
Abraham Holms John Macclurg and John Craige 

On the aforesaid Day votted that the proprietors aproves 
of & Establishes and Confirms the home Lotts as they are all- 
ready laid out, where they want of sixty acres Either in 
Quantity or Quality, to be made up according to the vote 
made by the proprietors of Londonderry bearing Date April 
the Fifteenth one thousand seven hundred & twenty Eight. 

2 ly On the aforesaid Day it is voted that the Proprietors 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 81 

of our town will not Gratifie these nine men that Petitioned 
the Hounourable Governour Wentworth the Day after our last 
town Meeting April y e 15 th 1728 

3 ly on the aforesaid Day the proprietors voted that the 
school shall be settled according to the method aggreed upon 
by the select men for this present year 

Pershewant to the Laying out of atract of Land to Eobert 
Boyes & Robert Morison Nov br y e 14 th 1726 

On the above said Day the proprietors of our town have 
votted that they aprove of Establishess & Confirms the Lay- 
ing out & Eecording of the aforesaid tract of Land to the 
persons above named & mentioned (viz) 

Eobert Boyes and Eobert Morison to their own proper use 
benifit and behoof in fee. . 

On the aforesaid Day it is votted by the proprietors of our 
town that there be one man sent to the Honourable Gover- 
nour & Counsel to Petition them to have the line of our town 
adjested Betwen our town of Londonderry & Kingstown, and 
to answer to what Differencess that may arise to the Damage 
of our town, the name of the person that is Chosen for that 
End is David Cargill. Jun r 

Voted 

On the aforesaid Day that the Proprietors of our town 
have Chosen a Sirvayer to Joyn the Committee Chosen for 
Laying out of mendment land High way land & wants of 
homestead's, as also what second Divisions is yet to lay out in 
this town, and the said sirvayer is to have for his service 
six shi Us p r Day, the name of the sirvayer that is Chosen is. 

David Cargill Jun r 

Purhewant to avote pas'd April y e 15 th 1728. 

The proprietors of our town do hearby Impower James 
Clerk Eobert Boyes & David Cargill to be their Lawfull 
attorney's, for to Comence and Defend all Law suits against 
all Incrochers from any other town Either that hath, or shall, 
trespass upon any particular mans land or upon the town's 
Commons, & to Employ one or more attorney's as they shall 
think fitt for the Ends aforesaid, at the proprietors Charge 
as ample and full as if the town were their present. 



82 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

At a town metting held at Londonderry 13 May 1728. 

Robert wiare & others protests against John Michell & 
John Wallace & John Archebald for to be sworn for Laying 
out aney Land will the town Come to a furder agrement 

Att a toun mitting held at Londonderry 13 may 1728. 

John Barr and others protests agenest Giving away the 
touns land by bond to Robert bocyes or aney other without 
the Consent of vs the proprietors 

At a toun mitting heeld in Londonderry 13 may 1728. 

william umphra and others protests againist the selling 
aney Comon land 8 unles the selek pay us our proposhen of 
the money recorded for said Land 

att a toun Mitting healld in Londonderry 13 may 1728. 

John Morison & others prottests aganest aney Land Con- 
firmed to aney propritor for his homeloatt but sixty Eakers — 

You are hearby Required to warn the proprietors of Lon- 
donderry to meet at their Meeting house on twesday the 
Eighteenth Instant then & there at 11 of y e Clock 

1 st To see what High ways, where & from whence Lead- 
ing, the proprietors will agree of to be laid out 

2 ly To see if they will order the Committee for searching 
the nearest way to Boston to go to Look said Road Im- 
mediatly, or Chuse another Committee if they should decline 
it 

3 ly To see if the proprietors of this town will defend any 
particular out Lands allready laid out or yett to be laid out 
from the Incrochments of other towns, provided said proprie- 
tors do not setle said out Lands w 7 t such ass shall be allowed 
them by the town, or any other thing that may Consern the 
proprietoys Given under our hands this 14 th Day of June 
1728 

James Lindsay. 
Allen Anderson. 
John Archibald. 
John Wallace. 

Select men 

To -Samuel Barr Constable 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 83 

At a proprietory Meeting Held at Londonderry June y e 
18 th 1728 

On the aforesaid Day the proprietors votted for Moderator 
Robert Boyes 

On the afores d Day it is voted that the proprietors have 
aggreed that the Road is to be Determined by the select 
men that leads to James Reids house they takeing the near- 
est and Cheapest Road to that place 

On the aforesaid Day it is voted that Alexander Nikels 
& John Mitchell shall Joyn Cap 1 Gregg to try out the nearest 
way from our setlement to Boston, imediatly. 

On the aforesaid day it is voted that all proprietors that 
will not setle their out lands that is debeatable and liable to 
Incrochers from other towns at or before the tenth Day of 
March next Enshewing the date hereof, and if in Case any 
person or proprietor in our town through their Default or 
neglect hapen to lose this Land or any particular mans should 
by not setleing by the time Limited and appointed by the 
town or proprietors at the time, they shall bear their own 
Charge in Lawsuits themselves, and lose their land and the 
town not be obliged to make their land up to them, Excepte 
that land that Muggett has built ahouse upon, and it is fur- 
ther to be understood by this vote that the lands hear men- 
tioned is homesteads second Divisions twenty acre Lotts and 
additions. 

on the afores d day it is voted that their shall be aCommit- 
tee Chosen to take the most prudentialest method to setle 
our out lands Lying on the River Merrimack the Committee 
that is Chosen for the Ends aforesaid is. James Mackeen. 
John Mitchell. David Cargill. Alexander Nikels & Robert 
Boyes, and it is further to be understood by the aforesaid 
vote that the Committee Chosen shall have full power 
and authority to Dispose of and Give of that land before 
mentioned ass they shall think fitt for the preservation of 
the aforesaid lands, to the benefit of the town of London- 
derry and the said Committee shall be upon oath and shall 



84 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

act to the best of their skill & Knowledge & We James 

Mackeen John Mitchell David Cargill Alex r Xikels & Robert 
Boyes do depose and swear in the presence of God that we 
will act according to the best of our Judgement, and with all 
Sincerity as Members of the Committee for the Defence & 
preservation of our land on Merrimack river for the use & 
benefit of our town So help you God. 

Londonderry Agust y e 17 th 1728 
You are hearby Required to warn the proprietors of Lon- 
donderry to meet att their Meetinghouse on Wensday the 
twenty-Eight Instant att ten of the Cloack then & there &c 

1 st To see what men they will appoint to take an In- 
voice of the poles & Estates real & personal within the town 
2 ly To See what Sum of money they will allow to be as- 
sesed & whom they will appoint assesors for this present year 
3 ly To See whether or not they will Establish the High 
ways Leading to Boston and Dracut before the lands claimed 
on that part of the town lying near these places be laid out 
and this shall be your warrant 

given under our hands the day and year above written. 

Allen Anderson 
John Archibald 
James Reid 

Select men 
To M r John Goffe Constable in Londonderry. 

At aproprietory Meeting held at Londonderry agust y e 28 th 
1728. 

The aforesaid Day the town voted for Moderator M r James 
Mackeen 

On the aforesaid day it is voted that Cap 1 James Gregg & 
James Aiken shall take Invoice of the poles and Estates of 
this town both real & personall 

On the aforesaid day it is voted by the proprietors of this 
town, that the select men shall asses upon the propriety to 
pay the Charge of repairing the Meetinghouse As Just and 
full sum of one hundred and forty pounds in bils of Credit — 
and that the same shall be raised & levied by the Constables 
of this town as soon as possible for the defraying of the 
aforesaid Charge 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 85 

It is also voted on the aforesaid Day that their shall be 
three High ways laid out from the setlement of our town 
southerly one high way leading by flat rock towards methew- 
ine, & one high way leading towards towrhill, and one high 
way leading towards Dracut, and however of these three High 
ways, shall be thought Convenientest to be the leading and 
best High way from our setlement to Boston by the majority 
of our town, said High way shall be Cleared Eepair'd and 
Keept in Good order at the publick Charge of the town, & the 
other two high ways shall be Clear'd & Eepair'd by those 
proprietors who shall reap and have the benifit and advantage 
of the aforesaid High ways, & said high ways shall be laid out 
by the Committee or lotlayers that lays out our mendment 
lands the mens names of the afores d Com ttee is (viz) 

John Wallace, 
John Archibald 
John Mitchell 

You are hearby Eequired to warn the proprietors of Lon- 
donderry to meet at their Meetinghouse on Munday y e 14 th 
Instant at nine of the Cloack before noon then & there 

1 st To see whether they will sell any more land & what 
Quantity, 

2 ly To see whether they will alter the stair Case at their 
meetinghouse or let it stand where it is and whether they will 
have two windows in the north side thereof 

3 ly To see what method they will take to Disanull the old 
transcripts of Equivolant lands &c that the new may be pre- 
paried for aprobation 

4 ly To see if they will Qualify men to Give transcripts 
of the meadow laid out to Governour Wentworth & Eobert 
Canady, & this shall be your warrant Given under our hand 
this 5 th Day of October 1728. 

James Eeid 
John Wallace 
James Lindsay 
John Archibald 
Allen Anderson 

Select Men 
To Samuel Barr Constable 



86 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

A 1 a proprietory meeting held at Londonderry October y e 
14 th 1728. 

The Proprietors Chus & voted for Moderator — Robert Boys 

It is voted on the aforesaid day that their shall be a 
tract of land sold to defray the publick Charges of the town 

It is also voted on the aforesaid day that their shall be 
one hundred acres of Good land sold and a Quite Claim Deed 
Given of the same, to Defray the publick Charges of the 
town, and that the Committee that lays out Equivolant lands 
shall sell, and lay out said tract of land, and Give a Deed as 
aforesaid of the same, not Incroching upon any mans Claime 
It is also voted on the aforesaid day that the stairs to go up 
to our galliries for the meetinghouse shall be brought to the 
Inside of the meetinghouse, and it is — voted that their shall 
be two windows struke out in the north side of the meeting- 
house one on Each side of the pulpit, 

It is also voted on the aforesaid day that all the Equivolent 
lands wants of home and high way land that has been allredy 
laid out & Recorded, shall be Disanulled the person that the 
afores d lands has been recorded too, signing the Disanuling 
of same by signing the underwriteing that the town Clerk 
shall write with the persons own hand, & the town Clerk 
attesting the same, shall be authentuk 

It is also voted on the aforesaid day that the several tran- 
scripts (viz) one transcript to Robert Boyes, and one to Robert 
Mackeen, one to James Rodgers, one to John Bell, Jonathan 
Butterfield's farm, & Alex r Mac Neals second Division is all 
read and approved of by the town 

It is also voted on the aforesaid day that the fifty acres 
that Robert Canady is to have from Governour Wentworth 
is not approved of by the town with the record of one hun- 
dred acres of land that said Governour Wentworth rejected 
after being laid out & recorded be Disanuld, he view'd in full 
by his own desire one hundred acres in place of the afores d 
lands that Robert Canady now lives upon 

You are hearby Required to warn the proprietors of Lon- 
donderry to Convene at their meetinghouse on Munday the 
18 th Instant at nine of the Clock before noon there and then 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 87 

Imp r imus To see whether they will have their prorietory 
rate lessened or lett the owerplus stand for Conting'ensess 
2 ly To see whether they will Defend the men that were 
apprehended by Heverhill people, or those that apprehended 
Mugett &c should they be presecuted by heverhill people att 
Law 

3 ly To see what wages they will allow the men that have 
been Imployed by them this year or shall be afterwards Im- 
ployed 

4 ly To see if they will approve of transcripts of Land 
laid out by the present Committee as they shall from time 
to time Come before them 

5 ly To see if they will Chuse a Man or Men to fill up the 
Com ttee for Defending the town lines 

6 ly To see what method they will take to Secure them- 
selves from such as have gott or shall gett payment for high 
ways and fences 

7 ly To see what sort of Deed they will allow to James 
Wilson for his land Lately bought from the town, and this 
shall be your warrant. 

Given under our hands this 8 th Day of Nov br 1728. 

James Lindsay 
Allen Anderson 
John Archibald 
John Wallace, 
James Eeid 

Select men 
To Samuel Barr Constable. 

At aproprietory meeting held at Londonderry November 

the 18 th 1728. 

The town Chuse for Moderator. James Mackeen 

On the aforesaid Day the proprietors votted that their shall 

be Eliven Shi Us and six pence taken of the proprietory rate, 

and that the proprietory rate shall be thirty shi lls this present 

year* 

*In 1728 Londonderry paid one-fifteenth of the province tax, 
though so much younger than many of the towns, noticeably 
Portsmouth, Dover, Exeter and Hampton, which had been set- 
tled over a century. — Editor. 



88 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

On the afores d Day it is votted that the men (viz) John 
Adams, and James Blair Sam 11 Morison that was taken out of 
that house that William Mugett Built, shall be left to them- 
selves to Defend themselves in any law shuit that may arise 
upon them by their being taken by Nathaniell Pisley of Hev- 
erhill in the aforesaid house 

on the aforesaid Day it is votted that the men for Defend- 
ing the town's land & the men that took the Invoice of our 
town this year (viz) James Clerk. Robert Boyes. David 
Cargill Jun r Cap* Gregg & James Aiken for what service they 
have done for the town from the £ rst Day of april to the first 
Day of October shall have for their wages four shi Us pr Day, & 
from the first Day of October to the first Day of april shall 
have three shi lls pr Day 

on the afores d Day it is votted that the select men shall 
take abond of Cap 1 Cargill of thirty pounds penalty to Keep 
up the Fouling mill for Ever for the town use 

on the aforesaid Day it is voted that the severall transcripts 
or returns made by the present Committee is Read and 
aprov'd of by the town (viz) one to James Morison one to 
George & Thomas Clerk one to John Archibald one to David 
& Thomas Bogle one to Robert Boyes one to Jo n Crumey, one 
to Will™ Nickels one to Gov r Wentworth, two to Jo n Barr one 
to Jo n Anderson, three to M r MacGregor, one to Jo n stewart 
one to Jo n morison, one to Archibald Clandinene, one to 
Hendrey Greens right now in the possession of Jo n anderson 
one to Alex r Walker, three to David Cargill sen r & Jun r and 
the several returns that shall come to hand before next pro- 
prietory meeting are to be put on record they being read and 
aprov'd of by the select men for the time being 

on the aforesaid Day it is votted that the men (viz) James 
Eeid & John Macmurphy shall fall in to succeed Robert 
Boyes and David Cargill to Defend our towns lines or land 
from Incrochers from other towns, 

when the aforesaid Robert Boyes & David Cargill moves 
themselves out of town, the afore sd Reid & Macmurphy being 
upon oath 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 89 

on the aforesaid day it is voted that there shall be a Book 
provided and Committed to Jo 11 MacMurphy to Enter in to 
said Book the payments of high ways both of land and fence- 
ing together with a record of the other Dispursments of our 
town rates. 

It is also voted on said Day that James Wilson shall have 
a Quite Claime Deed of y* tract of Land that he bought 
from our town, and if so be that the said land be taken from 
him by a legall Course of Law or from his assigns he or they 
setleing said land by the 10 th Day of March next Enshewing 
that then and in that Case said land that he bought from the 
town shall be made up to him or them in some other Conven- 
ient part of our township not Incroching upon any mans 
Claime. 

Londonderry Nov br y e 23 d 1728. 
You are hearby Bequired to warn the proprietors of this 
town to meet at their meeting house on Munday the second 
Day of December next at ten of the Clock before noon, then 
& there 

1 st To Chuse aman to fill up the Committee for laying out 
the Equivolent land &c in the room of John Mitchell 

2 ly To Chuse aSirvayer in the room of David Cargill for 
Carying on the af ore sd work 

James Beid 
John Wallace 
John Archibald 
Allen Anderson 

Select men 
To Samuel Barr Constable 

At a proprietory meeting held at Londonderry December 

y e Second 1728 

The Proprietors Chuse for Moderator Cap 1 David Cargill 
On said Day votted that James Bodgers is Chose and shall 

serve as a Committee man or lotlayer in the room or place of 

John Mitchell for laying out of the Equivolant lands that are 

yet to be laid out &c 



90 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

On the aforesaid Day the Several Returns is Bead & 
aprov'd of by the town to be put on Record for their owner 
(viz) one to James Lindsay William Gregg & James M c - 
Laughlan one to Thomas Stiel, one to Will™ Aiken, one to 
James M c Keen one to Robert Morison, one to George Jaffrey 
now in the possesion of John MacMurphy & partners 

You are hearby Required to Warn the proprietors of Lon- 
donderry to Conven att their Meetinghouse on Munday the 
Sixth Day of January next at Eight of the Clock Before 
noon then and there 

1 st To see what method they will take to Dispose of their 
Seats in the Meetinghouse 

2 ly To See whether they will admit Such of the proprie- 
tors as have not Contributed their Equal Share towards the 
Building and finishing of the Meetinghouse to alot with such 
as have, or whither the moveable seats shall be moved at the 
sacraments at the town's Charge or at their possesers Charge 
3 ly To See whither they will send a Committee to Run the 
South line of this town, and this shall be your warrant Given 
under our hands this 26 th Day of December 1728 

James Lindsay 
John Wallace 
Allen Anderson 
John Archibald 
James Reid 

Selectmen 
To Samuel Barr Constable of Londondery 

At a proprietory Meeting held at Londonderry January y 9 
6 th 1728/9 

The proprietors Chuse for Moderator James Ried 

voted on S d Day that Every proprietor that sails his seat in 
our Meetinghouse afore Seat or aseat of best er Priviledge than 
others by Lott, Shall pay according as the prise is sett upon 
the afores d Seats by the Committee Chosen for y* End on the 
aforesaid Day, and if it Should so happen at any time, that 
any particular person or persons refuse to pay the several 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 91 

sums sett upon these seats before mentioned, that it shall 
be in the power of the Select men of our town for the time 
being, to take said Seats or Seat from such person or persons 
y* Eefuses to pay what is seas'd upon them for priviledge of 
s d seats or seat, and hearby Impowered by s d vote to Dispose 
of s d seat or seats to such proprietor or proprietors as shall 
or may appear to pay the sum or sums that are laid upon 
them by the Committee Chosen for that End, and if any 
person or person Eefuse to Give up s d Seat or Seats peace- 
bly and not pay what is seas'd upon for s d seats or seat, that 
it shall be in the power of the town to Distrain such person 
or persons for the money that are seas'd on them untill they 

Give up said seat or seats And it is further to be 

understood by s d vote that their shall be no seat in our Meet- 
inghouse of Whatsoever Conveniency or priviledge that they 
Enjoy, shall be Seas'd or rated above thirty shi 113 ayear, and 
that the Seat of the meanest priviledge & Conveniency shall 
not pay above ten shi lls ayear 

Also voted on s d Day that their shall be Sevenmen Chosen 
as aCommittee to valoue all the seats in our Meetinghouse 
according to their Conveniency & put apise upon them ac- 
cordingly the men that are Chosen for that End is John 
Blair, Abraham Holms, James Mackeen James Adams 
Thomas Stiel Lev* John Goffe & James Eied 

voted on s d Day that, that artikle in the Warrant annent 
not leting those proprietors that have not Contributed to 
the building & finishing of our Meetinghouse have alot for 
their seat in the meetinghouse is Deffered 

voted on said Day that the Committee for laying out our 
mendment & adition Lands is to go out Directly to meas- 
ure and run the line of our town on the south side (viz) John 
Wallace John Archibald & James Eodgers and the sirvayers 
that is Chosen to go along with them is Cap* James Gregg 

The several transcripts is Eead and by vote approved of by 
the town to be put on Eecord for their owners (viz) one to 
Alex r Walker one to John Barnat sen r one to Eobert Cochran 
one to Allen Anderson & one to James Nesmith 



92 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

At ameeting of the proprietors february y e 6 th 1728/9 
I the subscriber do protest against a vote that pas'd on 
said Day that their should be arate sett on the seats in the 
meetinghouse for paying the ministers Salary 

James Leslie 

Londonderry June y e 14 th 1728 
Then accounted with the towns Committee for Examining 
the Town accounts, & I accknowledge to have rec d full sats- 
faction for all salary due to me from the Begining of our 
setlement till this 1 st Day of may 1723 being four years 
Witness my hand James MacGregor 

Recorded this 14 th Day of January 1728/9 

pr John MacMurphy Town Clerk. 

WHERAS Robert Wear & John Barr prefered apetition 
to the Generall assembly on the Eighteenth 
Instant for themselves & in behalf of twelve other Persons 
all Belonging to the town of Londonderry showing forth that 
their was not an Equall: Division and a Just of the land in 
said town and praying for Relief in the premises & their 
being an order of the Gen 11 Asem y that ahearing on the said 
petition shoud be had this day, & that the select men of said 
town should be serv'd with a copy of s d petition, and the said 
select men having been serv'd w T ith such Copys and having 
sent several persons in behalf of the town (viz) Masurs James 
Gregg John Macmurphy Robert Boyes & Andrew Todd to 
answer to the said petition &c and both parties appearing 
unitedly Declared that they had settled the Difference 
amongst themselves and humbly prayeth that the Gov 1 to 
give a sanction to their aggreement therefore 

In Counsell may y e 23 d 1728 

Voted 

That the said aggreement be & hearby is Established & 
Confirmed which aggreement is as follows (viz) that the vote 
pas d at a Proprietory meeting at Londonderry the fifteenth 
Day of april Anno Domi ni 1728 Concerning the Differences 
about amendment lands high way lands & want of home stead 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 93 

* 

lands be Good & valid to all Intents & purposes, and in all 
respects any law usage or Custom to the Contrary Notwith- 
standing And that the Petitioners namely John 

Barr Kobert Wear, Sam 11 alison Will m Mkels John Anderson 
James Morison and Arc d Clandinen Jo 11 Stewart John Mori- 
son Will™ Umphree Sam 11 Barr John Barnat sen r Jo n Barnat 
Ju r & Gabriell Barr shall have five hundred & ninety four 
acres of Land within the s d town of Londonderry that is 
to say the Petitioners shall have the one half of the land 
that fronts on Cobages pond on the south side & East End of 
the said pond so begining at the midle of s d Pond & runing 
out asquare line from the pond three hundred & twenty 
Rhods if Polisey pond will allow thence Extending East, 
not to run past the East End of polisey pond Southerly 
and so runing along the habitable land breaking no form of 
land untill the aforesaid petitioners Compliment of five hun- 
dred & ninety four acres is made up Exclusive of any mead- 
ows which is Reserved to The town and further the Commit- 
tee which shall lay out said tract of land are to have Regard 
to the Quantity as well as the Quality of the said land as the 
use & Custom of said town is & has been and lay it out ac- 
cordingly, the said tract being in full satisfaction to the pe- 
titioners for amendment lands twenty acres lots or addition' s 

Richard Waldron 

Clerk Con 11 
May y e 24 th the above Read & Concurd 

James Jaffrey 

Clerk Asem 

• 

Vera Copia 

Attests p r Richard Waldron 

Clerk Con 11 

You are hearby Required to warn the proprietors and free- 
holders of Londonderry to Conven at their meeting house on 
Wensday the fifth Day of March next at nine of the Clock 
Before noon then and there 

1 st To Chuse their town officers for the year Enshewing 



94 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

2 ly To See whether they shall have one Publick Schooll 
or more as shall be though needfull 

3 ly To See what method they will take to Defend their 
town lines from Incrochers 

4 ly To See after what manner they will lott for their 
Seats in the meetinghouse, and when they will do it 

5 ly To See if the proprietors will Chuse aCommittee to 
Give John Dinsmore a Deed of his land 

And this Shall be your Warrant Given under our hands 
this 21 st day of February 1728/9. 

Allen Anderson 
John Archibald 
James Lindsay 
James Eeid 
John Wallace 

Select men 
To Sam 11 Barr Constable 

At A Generall town Meeting Legaly CalPd, held at the 
Meeting house of Londonderry upon wensday the fifth Day 
of March 1728/9 

The Proprietors and freeholders Chuse for Moderator 
James Mackeen Esq r 

Voted on Said day that their Shall be five men Chosen for 
Serving as Select men in said town of Londonderry for the 
Enshewing year 

The names of the men that are Chosen for the Ends above 
as Select men is John Wallace John Archibald Allen An- 
derson James Lindsay James Eeid . 

Also voted on Said Day that John Macmurphy Shall Serve 
as town Clerk for the Enshewing year John Mac- 
murphy 

Also voted that their shall be but one Constable Chosen 
for our town of Londonderry for y e year Enshewing and his 
name is as follows John Macneall 

For Sirvayers of High Ways Gabriel Barr, Jo n Morison, 
Solomon Hopkine, James Wallace, Will m Adams James Blair 
Jo 11 Bell & Jo n Goffe Ju nr 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 95 

For tithing men Jo n Senter & Eobert Wear 

For Hawards Mathew Taylor & James Morison 

For fence veiwers & prisers James Clerk & John Anderson 
weav r 

For Searching the town accounts James Nesmith Sam 11 
Barr & Jo 11 Macmurphy 

It is agreed upon that they will Defer that artikle Concern- 
ing the meeting house at this present time 

voted that the Inhabitants proprietors & freeholders are 
Satisfied that M r John Hervey Shall be Schoolmaster for the 
Enshewing year, provided the Select men and he agree about 
his salery 

Voted that all persons that have land lying on the out 
Borders of our towns Bound is Exempted from Selling the 
Same untill after the next proprietory Meeting 

You are hearby Required to Warn the Proprietors of Lon- 
donderry to Conven at their Meetinghouse on thursday the 
Seventeenth Instant by nine of the Clock before noon then & 
there 

1 st To See what measures they will take as to their sit- 
ting in the meeting house 

2 ly To See what money they will allow to be asses'd to de- 
fray Contingent Charges 

3 ly To See whether they will allow a Convenient place at 
Cannada for a meetinghouse and some quantity of land for 
aministeriall Lott, 

4 ly To See what method they will take to Settle their out 
Lands 

5 ly To See whether they will allow the People of the 
Bank range a Convenient high way to lead them to Heverhill 
path or let the high way Runing on the line betwen John 
Barrs land & William Umphra be Demolished & have one 
high way more Centural by which the people of the back 
Range and the pike Range may be both accomodated 

6 ly To See if they will aprove of the Several Returns or 
transcripts given in by the Lott layers or Com ttee for laying 



96 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

out amendments &c and this shall be your warrant Given 
under our hands this 4 th day of April 1729. 

James Lindsay 
Allen Anderson 
John Archibald 
John "Wallace 
James Eeid 

Select men 
To John Mac Neall Town Constable 

At a Proprietory meeting held at Londonderry april y e 17 th 
1729 

The proprietors Chuse for Moderator James Mac Keen 
Esq r 

1 st votted that the proprietors do agree & Conclude that 
the Seats in our Meetinghouse shall be Lotted for, according 
to the method propossed which method is to Continue for 
three years. Which Method is as followeth (viz) that Every 
proprietor Shall have one Seat provideing they pay up their 
Equal proportion in building & finishing of the said meet- 
inghouse, & that their shall be alist taken by the town where 
Every mans Seat fals or Every proprietor Seat stands, & 
that it shall be in the power of the Select men for the time 
being to proportion Every man or proprietor according to 
the Conveniency or priviledge they Enjoy, the Select men 
haveing aregard to Several Sums or yearly Salary Sett on the 
Several Seats by the Committee that was Chosen for that 
End by the proprietors of our town 

2 ly voted that their shall be Eighty pounds Currant 
money or bils of Credit Sessed for the defraying or paying 
of Contingent Charges 

3 ly voted that their shall be sixty acres of Good land 
laid out in a Convenient place where it shall be found for the 
Incouragement of apresinct or new Erection at Canneeda and 
the same Quantity of land laid out at Cobats pond for the 
End aforesaid to Incourage a new presinct 

4 ly voted that all persons that have land lying on the out 
borders of our towns Bounds is Exempted from Setleing the 
same untill after the next proprietory meeting 



EARLY" RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 97 

5 ly The fifth artickle deferred at present 

6 ly votted to be put upon Eecord the several Eeturns 
made by the Committe for laying out amendments & (viz) 
one for John Wallace one for Sam 11 Penhallow & Jo 11 archi- 
bald one for Jo n anderson weaver one for David morison one 
for Alex r Mac Murphy one for Jesse Cristi one for Daniel 
Karr one Tor Sam 11 Eenkine y* he had of Sam 11 Penhallow one 
to Jo n mitchell one to Jo n y e man Cochran one to widow 
Cochran Petter & Uinice Cochran one to Sam 11 Jo 11 & Jenat 
mackeen one to Thomas Cochran & one Return to James 
Clerk 

You are hearby Required to warn the proprietors & free- 
holders of Londonderry to meet at their Meetinghouse on 
Munday the 23 d Instant presizely at one of the Clock in 
the afternoon then and there 

Imprimus To See what method Shall be taken to pay 
preachers that may providentially be with us dureing our 
non setlement and what may be thought a Competency for 
them 

2 ly To see after what manner the Select men Shall ap- 
ploate the money aggred to be Sess'd at last town meeting 

3 ly To See whom they will Chuse Sirvayer in the room of 
Gabriel Barr 

4 ly To See if they will accquit old Rob 1 ' Gilmore & his 
son Jo n from paying Rates 

5 ly To See if the town will Chuse men to take an Invoice 
of the poles and Estates of our town for y e year 1729 

6 ly To See if the town will give power to the Select men 
of our town to aggree for the fencing of our Grave yeard, & 
what Manner of fence it shall be & to see whether they shall 
aprove of the returns made by the Lott layers to be read at 
this time 

And this shall be your Warrant Given under our hands 
this 13 th day of June 1729 

James Lindsay 
Allen Anderson 
Jo a Archibald 
Jo n Wallace 
James Reid 

Select men 
To John Macneal town Constable 



98 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

At a Proprietory meeting held at Londonderry meeting 
house on Munday y e 23 d Day of June 1729, The towns Pro- 
prietors Chuse for Moderator James MacKeen Esq r 

Imprimus voted that the minister that now preaches with 
us of this town, which is M r MacKinstrey shall be allowed 
thirty shils pr wek besides his boord Lodging & horse Keping 

2 ly voted that the money aggreed upon to applote shall 
be Sess'd after y e usuall manner 

3 ly voted that James Willson & Jo n Senter shall Serve 
Sirvayers in the room of Gabriel Barr and James Blair 

4 ly voted that our Select men Shall have no liberty to 
acquite Eo 1 Gilmore & his son Jo n from paying Eates 

5 ly voted that Lev 1 John Goffe and Will m Moore Shall 
take the Invoice of our town for y e year 1729, and their pay 
or wages is to be 2: 8: & no more 

6 ly voted that the Select men of our town are Impowered 
to aggree for the fencing of our Grave yeard with a five Eaile 
fence, at the Cheapest Eate that they can have it done for 
well, and Shall aggree for the Clearing of the aforesaid Grave 
yeard of the Brush or underwood y* Grows on the same 

The severall Eeturns read & aprov'd off one to Cap 1 Gregg 
one to James alex r & one to Benj : Wilson 

You are hearby Eequired to warn the proprietors of Lon- 
donderry to Conven at their meetinghouse on munday the 
25 th Instant by six of the Clock before noon then and there, 
to Concert on Such nesessary and Emergent affairs as Con- 
cerns the propriety and this shall be your warrant, & also to 
See if the proprietors will aprove of the Several transcripts 
that are Eeturned by the lot layers Given under our hands 
this 23 d Day of agust 1729 

To Jo 11 Macneal Constable* 

At a Proprietory meeting held up on munday y e 25 th of 

*Evidently the names of the Selectmen were not given in this 
case on account of lack of room on the page. This same reason 
applies to frequent cases of abbreviated words and phrases, so 
given in order to complete the record in that particular space. — 
Editor. 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 99 

agust 1729 at Londonderry meetinghouse, It was then voted 
for moderator James mackeen Esq r 

voted that James Mackeen Esq r James Eeid & John mac- 
murphy shall attend the Genarll Court to be held at Cam- 
bridge in behalf of our town to have our Complaint heard & 
tried, with respect to the abuse and wrongs that we have 
received and had from Robert Foord James Heath & Compay 

(?) 

the Severall Transcripts or Returns Read & approv'd of 
on s d Day (viz) one to Gov r Wentworth one to the Rev d m r 
Philips, one to Jo u GofTe, one to Benjamin Kidder, one to 
Jo 11 Goffe Jun r , one to Hugh Ramsay one to Sam 11 Houston, 
one to John Mac Clurg, and one to James Anderson 

You are hearby Required to warn the proprietors & free- 
holders of London Derry to meet at their meeting house on 
Munday the 22 d of this Instant Sep tr at Eight of the Clock 
in the forenoon then and there. 

1 st To Chuse afitt person in the Room of James Mackeen 
Esq r to Represent our town of Londonderry at the General 
Court to be held at portsmouth 

2 ly To Chuse persons in the Room of James Clerk John 
Macmurphy and James Reid to Defend our town lines 

3 ly To See whether they will be Content to Ratify the 
proposals made by the men that were to Discourse M r Clerk 
annent his Setlement in this Congregation 

4 ly To See what they will do about the prisoners now in 
new-bury Goal (viz) James Wallace & Will m Hogg of our 
town 

5 ly To See whether the proprietors will allow Such as 
have their Equivolent lands lying in debeatable places to 
Setle Said lands 

6 ly To See if they will allow the Com ttee for laying out 
lands to find out the Bounds of neticook from the River Mer- 
rimack River 

7 ly To See how they will allow the arrears due to M rs Mae 
Gregore to be Cessed 

8 ly To See if they will allow payment for fences throw 



100 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

mendments and Second Divisions. And this shall be your 
warrant Given under our hands this ninth day of Sep tr 1729 

John Archibald 
Allen Anderson 
James Lindsay 
John Wallace 

Select men 
To John Macneal town Constable 

At atown meeting held at Londonderry Meetinghouse on 
Munday the 22 ed Day of Sep tr 1729. the town Chuse for 
Moderator Cap fc Jam s Gregg 

1 st voted that Lev 1 John Goffe is Ellected and Chosen to 
Serve as Representitive for our town of Londonderry in the 
room stead and place of James Mac Keen Esq r 

2 ly voted on s d Day that Cap fc James Gregg Bob* Boyes 
and Sam 11 Barr shall Succed as a Com ttee in the defence of 
our town lines from Incorchers in the Eoom and Stead of 
James Reid James Reid James Clerk & John Macmurphy, 
and if it Should so hapen that Rob* Boyes go to Ireland, or 
Remove any other part out of town, that then & in that 
Case David Cargill Jun r shall Joyn the afores d Com ttee in the 
Room and place of Robert Boyes aforesaid, 

3 ly voted that the town hath aggreed with Respect to 
the Setlement of the Rev d M r Ma the w Clerk to be our min- 
ister, to pay the S d M r Clerk ninety pounds p r annum untill 
another minister Shall be Setled in this Congregation, and 
from the time of another minister's being Setled hear we are 
willing to allow the said M r Clerk Eighty pounds p r annum 
dureing his being Capable of performing the work of the 
minis tery, and after that to pay the Said M r Clerk fourty 
pounds p r annum provided that he will Save our town from 
Keeping any other Gramer School Master, our town allwaya 
Reserving a Liberty and power to themselves of Calling and 
Settleing another minister when providence offers and when 
our town Sees Cause. 

4 ly Voted on said Day that the Select men shall allow pay- 
ment to those persons that they Imploy'd to Cut and make 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 101 

any Hay for James Wallace and Will m Hogg, they being 
prisoners at the same time in newbury Goall as also what 
money has been sent them for their suport whilest in s d Con- 
finement Shall be at the town Cost & Charges, and the Com- 
ttee appointed in Defence of the town is by s d vote Impowr'd 
to give Bonds or Bondsmen for the afores d prisoners appear- 
ance to s d newbury Court provided they Can obtain the same 
5 ly voted That the Settleing of our Equivolent lands is 
deffer'd untill further orders 

6 ly voted that the Com ttee or lotlayers of our town shall 
be allowed payment to search and find the bounds of neticook 
land and how farr the same Extends from the Biver Merri- 
mack 

7 ly voted that the arrears Dew by our town to M r Mac- 
gregors Heirs Shall be Cess'd by precept according to Law 

8 ly voted that our town will not allow payment for fenc- 
ing throw mendments and Second Division 

You are hearby Bequired to Warn the proprietors of this 
town of Londonderry to meet at their meetinghouse on Mun- 
day the 10 th Instant at ten of the Clock in the forenoon then 
and there 

1 st To See whither the proprietors will allow the Select 
men to applot money to Carry on law Shuits, & what method 
they will take to Defray law Shuits Cost allready Contract ed 
2 ly To See whether they will Chuse a Committee to ag- 
gree with James Heath and Luther Martine for Damages now 
Showed for by them in the County of Essex 

3 ly To See if they will Chuse a Schoollmaster or Schooll- 
masters in the room of M r John Harvey for this half year now 
Buning and this Shall be your warrant Given under our 
hands this 1 st Day of Nov br 1729 

Allen Anderson 
John archibald 
James Beid 

Select men 
To M r John Maeneal Constable in Londonderry 

At a Proprietory meeting held at Londonderry meeting- 
house upon Munday y e 10 th of Nov br 1729. 



102 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

The proprietors Chose for Moderator James Mac Keen Esq r 

1 voted that the Select men Shall have power to applot 
so much money as Shall pay the 'Charges that lies in the 
propriety by Law Shuits 

2 ly voted that Lev* Goffe John archibald & James Clerk 
Shall have power to go to Heverhill to aggree with James 
Heeth & Luther Martine for the action Comenced by them 
against James Wallace and Will m Hogg, and that said Com ttee 
may Give Bonds to Heverhill people for what money s d Wal- 
lace & Hogg is Cost in, at the Superior Court at Salem 

3 ly It is Concluded that the Select men Shall do as they 
see Cause annent ashoolmaster or Shoolmasters in the 
Boom of M r Hervey 

You are hearby Required to warn the Proprietors of Lon- 
donderry to Conven att their meetinghouse on wensday the 
3 d Day of Dec br Enshewing by nine of the Clock in the fore- 
noon then and there 

Imprimus to See what method they will take to Procure 
aminister 

2 ly To See whether or not they will Lott for their Seats 
in the meeting and when 

3 ly To See what they will do about a Schooll 

4 ly To See whether they will Chuse aCommittee to Send 
to the Government for advise about the Debeats with Hever- 
hill, and this Shall be your warrant Given under our hands 
this 21 st Day of Nov 1 * 1729 

James Lindsay 
John Archibald 
John Wallace 
Allen Anderson 
James Reid 

Select men 

To John Macneall Town Constable 

At aproprietory meting held at Londonderry meetinghouse 
upon wensday y e 3 d Day of Dec br 1729 the Proprietors Chuse 
for Moderator Robert Boyes 

Imprimus Whcras our town have sometime aggo, which 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 103 

was at atown meeting held at Londonderry meetinghouse on 
Munday the 22 d Day of Sept r 1729 pass'd avote for Setling of 
the Eev d M r Mathew Clerk to be our minister which vote the 
said M r Clerk was not willing to take up with Pershewant to 
Said vote, it is now voted and aggreed upon on y e above 
said Day that for M r Clerk's Encouragement to be our minis- 
ter we have voted to pay M r Clerk ninety pounds ayear untill 
another minister be setled in this Congregation, and from the 
time of another minister's being Settled in this Congrega- 
tion it is votted and aggreed upon to pay the said M r Clerk 
Eighty pounds year 

Dureing his being Capable of performing the work of the 
ministry, and from thence, it is voted to pay the Said M r 
Clerk fourty pounds ayear Dureing life allways reserving 
aliberty of Calling and Setleing another minister when oppor- 
tunity offers and our town Sees Cause 

2 ly voted that aforeseat and aBack Seat Shall be Joyn'd 
together and the persons that falls S d Seats Shall Conclude to 
Chuse their partners and aggree among themselves how they 
Shall sitt in the Said Seats 

3 ly voted that the Select men Shall do as they See Cause 
about a Schooll 

4 ly as to this artikle it is at this time Defer'd 

You are hearby Eequired to warn the proprietors Inhabi- 
tants and freeholders of this town to meet at our Meeting- 
house of London Derry upon Munday the 15 th of this Instant 
at ten of the Clock in the forenoon then and there 

1 st To See if the town will Chuse Commissioners in order 
to give a Call to a minister from Ireland, and what power the 
town will Invest the said Commisioners with, or whether the 
town will rather write to the presbetery of Eoute or to any 
particular minister or ministers for the Ends aforesaid 

2 ly To See if they will Chuse a School master or School- 
masters 

3 ly To See whether the town will Draw for their seats 
after the first or the last vote for that End 

4 ly To See what Incouragement the town will give to 
the Building of another Grist mill 



104 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

5 ly To See if the town will Chuse aCommittee to Defend 
our town lines and this shall be your warrant, Given under 
our hands this 6 th day of December 1729 

James Beid 
Allen Anderson 
James Lindsay 
John Wallace 
John Archibald 

Select men 
To John Macneill town Constable 

At a town meeting held at Londonderry meetinghouse 
upon munday y e 15 th Day of Dec br 1729, the town Chuse for 
Moderator Cap* James Gregg 

1 st voted on s d Day that our town will send for aminister 
to Ireland and that they will Invest Commisioners with a 
power to give a Call to a minister in Ireland, and transport 
the said minister from Ireland to new england and said Com- 
isioners is Impowered to apply themselves in the name of our 
town to the presbetery of Eoute for their Concurrance and 
assistance in the afores d affair, the names of the Commision- 
ers is viz David Cargill Eobert Boyes and Hugh Eamsay, 

Also voted that the afores d Commisioners is to apply to 
the Eev d m r John Cochran of Kilrachts, or M r nathaniel 
Cochran of Dungonan or to M r James Dyks of Machera to 
Know whether any of them will Come to be our minister, 
and the aforesaid Commisioners is authorized and Impowered 
to propose for their Salary one hundred pounds a year 

2 ly voted that it Shall be in the Select men's power to 
gett a School master or School masters 

3 ly voted that M r James Mackeen Shall Prefuor a peti- 
tionato the Quarter Sessions of our province to be held at 
Portsmouth to have the method aggreed upon by our pro- 
prietors with Eespect to our Seats in our meetinghouse Com- 
flrm'd, and made a By Law and if said M r Mackeens health do 
not permitt him to go to s d Sesions then John Macmurphy is 
to appear at said Sesions for the End aforesaid 

also voted that M r9 Macgregore and familey Shall have their 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 105 

Choise of any two Seats in our meeting house togother, Save 
one Seat for the Meetinghouse use or ministeriall 

as also voted that our Seats in the meeting house Shall be 
Bated at Higher and Lower prices for the Maintaining of 
the Gospell as our ministers Salary may Bequire, and that 
the prises that the Comm ttee have sett upon them Shall be a 
Rule for Eateing or Sesing s d Salary And that our Seats Shall 
be drawn for according to the vote pass'd for that End at a 
proprietors Meeting Legaly held January y e 6 th 1728/9 and 
that Every person shall Eeceive his Seat in Good order or 
Eepair at the town's Charge 

4 ly nothing done about a Grist mill. 

5 ly voted that James Gregg James Eeid and John Mac- 
murphy shall Joyn Kigstown Committee to run our South 
line and aggree upon the method thereof and are authorized 
and Impowered to make asetlement and Determine how s d 
line shall be runn and that m r James mackeen and John 
Macmurphy shall go to portsmouth to petition the Gov t of 
our Grivances with respect to Law Shuits that arises from our 
neighbouring town (viz) Heverhill 

The Severall Eeturns read & approved of one to Sam 11 mori- 
son one to Edward aiken one to Jo 11 Gregg, and aministeriall 
lot at Canada. 

You are hearby Required to Warn the proprietors of Lon- 
donderry to meet at their Meetinghouse upon Munday y e 2 d 
of February 1729/30 at ten of the Clock in the Forenoon 
then and their & 

j m prs rp Q g ee whether -^hey will Chuse a Committee for 
Defending the Bounds of our township and what authority 
they will Invest them with 

2 ly To See what method they will take to make Sure the 
Seats or Exchange that may be made of Seates in our Meet- 
inghouse 

3 ly To See whether they will make Sale of the vacant 
room in our Meetinghouse, and whether by Cant or other 
wise, and any other thing that may Concern the propriety, 
and this shall be your warrant 



106 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Given under our hands this 13 th Day of Jan'y 1729/30 

Allen Anderson 
James Reid 
John Archibald 

Select men 

And all persons that want hire Seats are Desired to be 
present at the meetinghouse on the aforesaid Day, and they 
may Expect to be accomodated 

James Reid 

At a Proprietors meeting held at Londonderry meeting 
house upon Munday the 2 d Day of February 1729/30 

The proprietors Chuse by vote for Moderator James Reid 

1 st voted that their shall be three men Chosen as a Com- 
mittee in the Defence of our town against all Incrochers and 
that the said Committee is Invested with full power to 
appear in behalf of our town against any persons whatsoever 
that makes any Incrochments upon any part of our township 
in any Court Spirituall or temporall and use proper methods 
to Supress any such person or persons above named 

The names of Such persons as are Chosen a Com ttee for the 
aforesaid End and Busines is James Mackeen Esq r James 
Reid and James Xesmith 

2 ly Wheras we the proprietors of this town of London- 
derry have Built and Finished our Meetinghouse Different 
from the Generall method of other towns in our province 
haveing paid the publick Charges of our meetinghouse by the 
propriety, and haveing Drawn for our Seats by Lott the 
Consentibly that So Every proprietor May have Justice 

voted that Every proprietor or other that Buys or Ex- 
changess any Seat or Seats in our Meetinghouse, Shall have 
the same Confirmed and Established and made Good to them 
and their Sussessors for Ever, providing that they Signify 
their Desire for the Ends aforesaid, and Desire that the 
town Clerk for the time being may Enter Records in our 
town Book for the Ends a foresaid, the parties Signing to 
the Said Records, and the same shall be authentick to all 
Intents and purposess any law usuage or Custom to the 
Contrary notwithstanding 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 107 

3 ly voted that the vacant Eoom for Building Seats upon, 
Shall be Sold by Cant to the Highest Bidder, upon the fifth 
Day of March in the forenoon before the town meeting Enter 
and that the Select men Shall have up publick advertise- 
ments Constantly from time to time untill the aforesaid 
Bay, 

The Severall Eeturns Eead and approved of by the proprie- 
tors one ' to m r philips one to James Calderwood, one to 
Joshua Thorntown & John Macmurphy alies Edward procter, 
one to John Barr, one to Ko* & Hugh wilson one to Jo n Sen- 
ter, one to James Gregg and Sam 11 Gregg one to Ann Archi- 
bald 

You are hearby Required to Warn the freeholders and In- 
habitants of Londonderry to Conven at their Meetinghouse 
on thursday the fifth of March next Enshewing at nine of the 
Clock before noon then and there 

Imprimus To Chuse their town officers for the year En- 
shewing 

2 ly To See whether the proprietors of the town will oblige 
such of their number as have y tt settled their Lots to fullnli 
the Condition of the Charter, as to their Settlement after 
the Indian Warr 

3 ly To See what method they will take to prevent tipling 
housess 

4 ly To See whether they will Establish a pound or pounds 

5 ly To See whether they will Chooose a Schoolmaster or 
Schoolmasters 

6 ly To See what method they will take to pay the Hun- 
dred and Sixty pounds William Hogg and James Wallace 
were Cast in at Salem Court 

and this Shall be y r warrant Given under our hands this 
16 th Day of february 1729/30 

James Lindsay 
John Archibald 
Allen Anderson 
John Wallace 
James Reid 

Select men 
To M r John Macneall town Constable 



108 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

At aGenerall town Meeting held at Londonderry meeting- 
house March y e 5 th 1729/30 

The town Choose for Moderator Ensign James Xesmith 

Will m Humphra & others do protest against the proceed- 
ings of y e 5 th day of March, 1729/30 untill we be satisfied w* 
the disbursements of the towns money these two years past 

voted that there Shall be five men Chosen to Serve as Se- 
lect men for the Enshewing year, the names of the men is 
as followeth John Wallace James Lindsay Allen Anderson 
James Eeid John Archibald 

voted that John MacMurphy Shall be town Clerk for the 
Enshewing year 

voted that their Shall be two Constables Chosen in this 
town to Serve for the Enshewing year, and that Each of them 
Shall be allowed for their Service by the town as Such fifty 
shi lls the names of the men is ass followeth Will m Humpra for 
the East side of Beaver Brook, and John Anderson for the 
westerly Side of the afores d Brook 

voted for Sirvayers for the Enshewing year Gabriel Barr 
John Barnat Jun r Will m Gregg Jame s Eodgers James Wal- 
lace, Jo 11 Blair Will m Adams Will m Aiken Cap 1 Gregg 

voted for tithing men for the Enshewing year Will™ 
Cochran & Eo* Wear 

voted for Hawards for the Enshewing year James Boyes & 
John Eichey 

voted for fence veiwers and prisers for y e Enshewing year 
Jo n Morison & James Leslie 

voted for field Driver for y e Enshewing year Alex r MacMur- 

phy 

voted for Searching the town's accounts with the Select 
men James Nesmith John Blair John Macmurphy 

voted that all Such persons or proprietors that are not 
Constantly Inhabiting upon their Lots or putt an Inhabitant 
upon their Lotts in this town Shall be obliged to Setle their 
Lotts according to time limetted in our Charter, or Else they 
may Expect Such Measures will be taken as the Charter of 
our town Directs 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 109 

voted that all tipling housess that are or may arise in 
this town are Discharged and forbiden upon penalty of be- 
ing prosecuted as the Law directs 

voted that their Shall be two pounds built in this town 
and that David Dickey and John Stewart Shall be Consti- 
tuted and Invested with a power and Liberty to Keep Each 
of them a pound, and that they Shall have full power and 
Liberty to be pounders Dureing Such time as they Shall 
Maintain and Keep up Said pounds in Good and Suficient Re- 
pair 

voted that M r Mackeen John MacMurphy and John Mori- 
son Shall be Impover'd to treat with M r Theodw Atkinson 
anent the lands that he Claims within the Bounds of our 
town 

voted that Jesse Cristie John Barnatt Jun r and James 
Rodgers Shall Serve ass a Committee in the Defence of our 
town's Bounds 

The Severall transcripts Bead and approv'd of by the town 
one to Mathew Clerk one to David Dickey & Mathew Tay- 
lor one to Alex r Renkine one to John Woodburn one to Will m 
Adam's one to James MacCurdy one to John Richey, one to 
John MacConechy one to James Lindsay, and one to James 
Leslie 

You are hearby Required to warn the proprietors of Lon- 
donderry to Conven at their Meetinghouse on Munday the 
Sixteenth Instant at ten of the Clock before noon then and 
there 

Imp s To See what method they will take to raise the 
hundred and Sixty pounds to be paid for Will m Hogg and 
James Wallace's Redemption from the Massachusets Courts. 

2 ly To hear their accounts Read. 

3 ly To make Seale of the vacant Room in the Meeting- 
house. 

4 ly To Establish a Committee for Defending our town 
lines. 

5 ly To See if the town will aprove of the returns from the 
lot Layers that are or may be read before the proprietors at 
the meeting 



110 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

6 ly To See if the proprietors will Confirm the Severall 
peaces or proportions of Lands that have been laid out by 
the Severall Commi ttees or lot Layers that have and are Re- 
corded to their heirs & assigns for Ever 

and this shall be your warrant Given under our hands this 

7 th of March 1729/30 

James Lindsay 
Allen Anderson 
John Archibald 
John "Wallace 
James Reid 

Select men 
To Will™ Humphra or John Anderson town Constable's 

At a proprietors meeting held at Londonderry Meeting- 
house March y e 16 th 1729/30 The proprietors voted for 
Moderator Robert Wear 

The Said meeting by Consent is adjurned untill Munday 
y e 23 d at ten of the Clock in the forenoon 

1 st voted that Robert Wear & John MacMurphy are au- 
thorized and Commisionated to go to Heverhill and aggree 
with James Heath and Martine Luther for the damages that 
they Shew Will™ Hogg and James Wallace for, and if they 
Can make up the S d aggreement they are authorized and 
Impovr'd to give bonds to the payment of the afores d Dam- 
agess 

John morison Jun r Enters his decent against the afores d 
vote 

2 ly after the Reading of the towns accounts for the year 
1727 & for y e year 1728, the S d accounts was approv'd of by 
the major part of the proprietors by vote 

James Morison and John Morison Jun r Decents against the 
afore s d vote 

3 ly as to the sale of the vacant room in the meeting- 
house it is defer'd at this time 

4 ly voted that John Barnat Jun r Thomas Stiel and James 
Aiken Shall Serve as a Committee for the Defence of our 
town bounds and that s d Com ttee Shall Serve in the s d office 
for the space of six months from the date hearof, and that 
it shall be in their power to Defend or Commence all Law 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. Ill 

Shuits against any trespassers, or Incrochers on our land's 
within the bounds of our lines and to Employ one or more 
attorneys as they shall see needfull at the Cost of the pro- 
prietors, and the Same shall be as authentick as if the whole 
propriety had done the same 

5 ly voted that what Eeturn's is Eead that Comes from the 
Lott layers or Committee appointed for laying out Equivolent 
land Shall be approved of to the owners thereof & their heirs 
for Ever, there is one Eead at this meeting by James Aiken 
and approv'd of to him & his heirs for Ever 

6 ly That Wheras their is Severall Eeturn's of land laid 
out by the Lott layers of our town Eead & appro v'd of and 
Eecorded only to the Severall persons to whom the afores (1 
lands was laid out too 

It is hearby voted and to be understood that all the afore- 
s d lands that has been recorded as aforesaid, it is to be Con- 
strued, that all of the afores d lands is laid out and Eecorded 
to them and their heirs for Ever any thing to the Contrary 
notwithstanding 

You are hearby Eequired to Warn the proprietors of Lon- 
donderry to Conven at their Meetinghouse on thursday y e 
28 th of this Instant May at ten of the Clock Before Noon 
then and there 

Imp: To See what method they will take to Eaise Money 
for Defraying William Hogg's and James Wallace's Cost at 
the Massachusets Courts (viz) the hundred and Sixty pounds 
they were Cast in 

2 ly To See whether they will give any Encouragement for 
Building another Grist mill, on some part of Beaver Brook 
And this Shall be y r warrant Given under our hands this 8 th 
Day of May 1730 

Allen Anderson 
James Lindsay 
John Archibald 
John Wallace 
James Eeid 

Select men 

To William Humphra and John Anderson Town Consta- 
ble's 



112 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

I have taken Due Care to "Warn the proprietors of this 
town according to the Custom of the s d town against s d Day 
and this is my Return William Humphra Constable. 

At a proprietors Meeting held at Londonderry Meeting- 
house upon thursday y e 28 th Day of May 1730 the proprietors 
Chuse for moderator Eobert Wear 

1 voted that the proprietors will take no method to Defray 
William Hogg and James Wallace Cost at the Massachusets 
Courts 

We the under Subscribers proprietors of Londonderry do 
hearby protest and Enter our Discent against paying any fur- 
ther Charges that may arise from this Day Forward on ac- 
count of a vote pass'd this day against payment of William 
Hoggs & James Wallace's Cost at y e Massachusets Courts 
Given under our hands this 28 th of may 1730 

John Wallace David Cargill 

John Archibald James Mackeen 

Robert Morison John Richey 

Allen Anderson James Rodgers 

John Macmurphy James Reid 

voted 

2 ly That Wheraas Benjamin Willson of our town upon the 
Encouragement that the proprietors offers, is willing to Build 
agrist mill in the most Convenient place upon Beaver Brook 
Betwen Robert Doak's meadown now M r Foye's and the 
Bridge Called the Lower Bridge upon Beaver Brook, and 
obliges himself to keep up amill upon s d place from time to 
time and for Ever and that in Good Repair upon the fol- 
lowing Conditions which is as followeth that the town or 
propriety will Grant the s d Benjamin Wilson the priviledge 
of Beaver brook Stream at the aforesaid place before men- 
tioned, and will purchase if possible with Conveniency that 
peace of meadow now in the possesion of M r . Foye or So much 
of it as will be needfull for a Dam to the Said Grist mill, 
But if s d Stream or meadow Ground Cannot be Conveniently 
purchas'd than the Stream at the falls or place Determined 
to Build s d mill to be the proprietors as at first, But upon 
the Contrary if the afores d meadow Ground Can be purchas'd 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 113 

by the proprietors for the Equivolent of it of meadow in an- 
other place then it is hearby to be understood by this vote 
that s d Stream and meadow Ground for a Dam is Granted to 
s d Benjamin Willson, the proprietors always Reserving a priv- 
iledge to themselves and their heirs for Ever of haveing their 
Grain or Corn Ground Before any other person whatsoever 
as they Shall call for it, and that the said Benjamin Wilson 
his heirs & Sucesors Shall not detain any proprietor that 
Comes to s d mill any Longer than the Corn that is or may be 
in the Hopper at the proprietors Entering the mill is Ground 
out and it is Likevise to be understood by this vote that 
s d Wilson his heirs or assigns is and Shall be obliged to Build 
and have the said mill fitt for Grinding at or upon the first 
of June one thousand Seven hundred and thirty one and upon 
Default of all or Every or any of the afores d Conditions to be 
performed by the s d Wilson & his heirs or Succesors from 
time to time then the s d stream with the priviledges Granted 
thereunto is to Eeturn to the proprietors and at their Dis- 
posal as at first, which is the true Intent and meaning of 
this vote any thing to the Contrary Not withstanding 

You are hearby Required to warn the Proprietors of Lon- 
donderry to meet at their meetinghouse on Wensday y e fif- 
teenth of July next at ten of the Cloack in the forenoon then 
and there 

Imprimus To See what method they will take to Solve 
the Controversy anent a Lot of Land that John Goffe Jun r 
threatnes to Eecover from this town w e the proprietors of this 
town knows nothing off 

2 ly To See if they will Chuse men to take an Invoice of 
the Ratable poles & Estates of this town 

3 ly To Chuse a Sutable person to take care of our town 
Charter in the Room of James Alexander 

4 ly To Chuse a Com ttee to form a Suplication and present 
the same to the Generall Assembly at Portsmouth in order 
to obtain Relief from the Grivancess we are under from the 
massachusets Province 

5 ly To See whether they will Expose to Sale the falls on 



114 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Cohaset Brook Joyning upon Rob 1 & Hugh Wilson's Equivo- 
lent land 

6 ly To See whether they will approve of the Return's of 
Land Laid out by the Lot Layers and this Shall be your 
Warrant Given under our hands this 26 th of June 1730 

James Reid 
James Lindsay 
Allen Anderson 
John Archibald 

Select men 
To William Humphra & John Anderson Constables 

At a Meeting of the Proprietors Legally Called & assembled 
at Londonderry Meetinghouse July y e 15 th 1730 

The proprietors Chuse for Moderator John Mac neall 

voted that the proprietors have Chosen a Committee of 
three men (viz) John Morison William Humphra and John 
Macmurphy to See if they Can Solve the Controversy Betwen 
the proprietors of this town & John Goffe Jun r Concerning 
aLot of Land that he threatnes to have from this town 

voted that their Shall be two men Chosen to take an 
Invoice of the Ratable Estates and poles in this town, and 
they are to have for their Service three pounds 

The names of the men is as follow's William Moore & Wil- 
liam Gregg 

voted that Robert Wear of our town is Chosen to Keep 
our Charter in the Room of James Alexander 

voted that M r James Mackeen Shall be the person that 
Shall form & present a Supplication to the Gen 11 assembly at 
Portsmouth Concerning the Grivances that we Labour under 
from y e Massachusets Gov 1 

Voted that the fals at Cohassat Brook Reserved by the 
Proprietors out of Robert and Hugh Wilson Equivolent land 
with all the other priviledges Reserved to s d fals Shall be Sold 
by Cant to the Highest Bidder 

The afores d fals being put to Cant and no person appear- 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 115 

ing to overbid Patrick Douglas in what he proposess to Give 
for it which is ten pounds in bils of Credit* 

voted that Patrick Douglas or his assigns Shall have the 
Said fals for what he offers which is ten pounds with all the 
profits priviledges and advantages Reserved for the use of 
Said falls, and Shall have what ass ureance is needfull for the 
Same when he pleases, he haveing paid the s d money at the 
Same time the vote was pass'd 

Their being a Return made by the Lotlayers of Land laid 
out to Mathew Clerk & John Wallace w c Did originally belong 
to John Shields Eight Consisting of one hundred and fifty 
three acres s d Return being Read it is voted y fc S d Return 
Shall be put upon Record 

You are hearby Required to Warn the Proprietors & Inhab- 
itants of London-Derry to Conven at their Meetinghouse on 
Munday the 24 th of Agust next at Eight of the Clock in the 
forenoon then and there & 

Imprimus To hear the List of Defraying M r Macgregors 
funerall Charges Read 

2 ly To See if they will Choose a new Com ttee & a Treas- 

*To the readers who may not understand the meaning- of this 
term, which appears frequently in the records of those days, a 
brief description of the financial situation during- those periods 
may not be out of place. Various expedients were resorted to 
by the colonists in order to effect means of business intercourse. 
The General Court of Massachusetts in 1690 issued what were 
known as "Bills of Credit" to the amount of seven thousand 
pounds. These bills circulated also in New Hampshire, and 
soon beginning to depreciate in value caused considerable hard- 
ship among the people. Late in 1709, in trying to meet the 
obligations incurred by border warfare, New Hampshire issued 
bills of credit to the amount of three thousand pounds. These 
were to be redeemed in five years, and this was the first emis- 
sion of paper money in New Hampshire. In 1714, the year of 
their maturity, there was another emission, followed by others 
in 1717, 1722, 1724, 1725, 1726, 1727, 1729. These bills depreciated 
so rapidly in value that in 1741 the Government was able to pay 
only one fourth of the value expressed on their face, and it 
was more than they were worth on the market.— Editor. 



116 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

urer to Search the towns accounts to the End they may be 
made Sensible of the disbursments of their money 

3 ly To See whether the proprietors will allow those that 
were uneasey about their Equivolent & additionall Lands 
Laid out or to be laid out, or to Drop their S d lands or 
Claims for the Same, and to Chuse in the Commons 

4 ly To Chuse a Comm ttee to Give bonds to M r Clerk for his 
Salary 

5 ly To See whether they will Defend those that have their 
Lands and meadows taken away or threatened to be taken 
away or let them Defend themselves 

6 ly To See Whether they will Chuse a Com ttee to aggree 
with a workman to Build a Schooll house and how large they 
will have it 

7 ly To See what they will do about the proprietors meet- 
ing y t was adjourned till y e 15 th of this Instant 

8 ly To See what they will do about John Moore and this 
Shall be y r Warrant Given under our hand this 21 th Day 
of July 1730 

James Reid 
John Wallace 
James Lindsay 
Allen Anderson 
John Archibald 

Select men 
To William Humphra or John Anderson town's Constables 

N. B. — A second copy of this warrant is entered in the Eecords, 
which it is not thought necessary to repeat there. — Editor. 

At a Town meeting held at Londonderry Meetinghouse 
upon munday the 24 th of agust 1730 The town Chuse for 
Moderator Eobert Wear 

1 st voted that their shall be a treasurer Chosen 

2 ly voted that Alex r Nickels James aiken and John Mori- 
son Shall Serve as a Com ttee to the End the town may be 
made Sensible of the Disbursments of their money, 

We the under Subscribers do hearby Enter our Decent 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 117 

against the foregoing vote their being a Com ttee legally 
Chosen for the aforesaid End at our last march meeting 

James Rodgers 
Allen Anderson 
James Lindsay 
Jesse Cristey 
John Macmurphy 
John Archibald 
James Reid 

3 ly voted on Said day that all persons or proprietors that 
have lands lying in Debeate or Controversy with any other 
town, or the province line, Shall have liberty to lay down 
their lands or Claims to the town, and may have what land 
is due them upon that account in any other part of our Com- 
mons not laid out nor allready Claim' d 

4 ly voted that the town Shall Give bonds to the Rev'd m r 
Mathew Clerk for his Sallary the persons Chosen by the town 
in their behalf to Give the aforesaid Bonds is M r James 
Mackeen Cap 1 James Gregg M r Alex r Nikles M r Jo n Archi- 
bald M r James Reid M r Edward Aiken James Lindsay 

5 ly voted y 1 y e 5 th artikle is Defferd only Law Shuts all- 
ready Commenc'd to be Carrid on, but if possible to Stop 
them untill further direction from the Gov 1 

the 6 th artikle Concerning a. Schooll house Building is Def- 
ferd untill y e 5 th of march next 

the 7 th artikle is defferd at present or lay'd asside 

the 8 th artikle is deffer'd by reason Jo n Moore is Dead 

You are hearby Required to Warn the proprietors & free- 
holders of Londonderry to Conven at their meetinghouse on 
Saterday y e 24 th Instant at ten of the Clock before noon then 
and there &c 

Imprimmus To Know their minds about Setleing a Sec- 
ond minister 

2 ly To Know whether they will Choose a Commisioner to 
attend the next presbetry to be held at Boston in order to 
obtain the hearing of Some ministers 



118 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

3 ly To See what answer the proprietors will Send to a let- 
ter lately sent from m r Achimutey to the Selct men Relate- 
ing to Will™ Hogs Imprisonments 

4 17 To See what must be done with Hugh Willson that's 
uneasey to petter Cochran & others in threatning to abuse 
their persons and Destroy their Goods 

5 ly To See if the proprietors will approve of the Severali 
Returns made by the Com ttee for Laying out mendments & 
adition lands when Read And this Shall be your warrant 
Given under our hands at Londonderry this 14 th day of oc- 
tobr 1730 

Allen Anderson 
John Archibald 
John Wallace 
James Reid 

Select men 
To Will m Humphra and John Anderson Town Constables 

At ameeting of the proprietors and freeholders of London- 
derry held at their meetinghouse October y e 24 th 1730 they 
Chuse for moderator John Blair 

l 8t voted that the town will not have a Second minister 
at this present 

2 ly voted that they will not send a Commisioner to the 
next presbetry to be held at Boston 

3 ly voted that what money Can be Raised to Relieve 
Will m Hogg Shall be rais'd by way of a Gift 

4 ly voted that the town hath aggreed to let Hugh Will- 
son be prosecuted for an Idler as the law directs 

5 ly voted the Severali Returns or transcripts Shall be 
put on Record to their owners & their heirs (viz) one to Jo n 
arch d one for James Clerk one to David Gregg & Alexr mac- 
cay & one to John Blair one to Mathew Clerk & Jo n Wallace 

You are hearby Required to Warn the proprietors and free- 
holders of Londonderry to Conven at their meetinghouse on 
wensday the Sixteenth Day of December next at ten of the 
Clock before noon then and their 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 119 

l 3t To See what method the proprietors of this town will 
take to oblige Such of their number that are non Eesidents 
to pay their Kates and Setle their Lots according to the 
Condition of their Charter 

2 ly To See what method the town will take to make way 
for the Setlement of a Second minister according to the 
Intent of the town as by Eeeord will appear 

3 ly To See what method they will take in Calling & Setle- 
ing a Second minister 

4 17 To See whether the proprietors will Condesend to 
have a Door at Each End of the meetinghouse on the South 
side, for the Conveniency of those that Sitt in the Gallaries 

5 ly To See if the town will do any thing to hinder the 
Eigorous prosicution of the Barr^s against Tho 3 Stewart in 
Endeavouring to hinder him to declare his Guilt before the 
Congregation and this shall be your warrant Given under 
our hands this 21 of November 1730 

Lastly to See if the town will approve of the severall Ee- 
turns of land laid out by our lotlayers to Some proprietors 
that have land to lay out which is their due & 

James Lindsay 
Allen Anderson 
John Archibald 
John Wallace 
James Eeid 

Select men 

At a meeting of the proprietors and freeholders of London- 
derry held at their meetinghouse December y e Sixteenth 1730 
they Chuse for moderator M r James Mackeen 

1 st voted that Alexander Nickols John Moore and John 
Macmurphy Shall act in behalf of the proprietors as a Com- 
mittee to notifie the non Eesidents to pay up their Eates 
due by them and Settle their lands or else they may Expect 
to be treated as our Charter obliges them that are Delinquent 

2 ly voted that in order to have a Second minister for this 
Congregation we have aggreed and Concluded to have a Sup- 



120 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

plication Sent to the Presbetry of Roate in the Kingdom of 
Ireland to help and assist us in this affair namely to help us 
to one of three ministers which is Either M r James Dicks M r 
James MacCurdy or M r James Moore 

3 ly and for the Better Carying on this affair of haveing a 
Second minister Setled hear it is voted and agreed upon that 
their shall be a Committee nominated and appointed and Im- 
power'd to advise and Consult with our present minister M r 
Mathew Clerk in the properest methods for the obtaining one 
of the aforesaid ministers and to assist them in that affair, 
and that said Committee Shall meet M r Clerk at Ensign 
Nesmiths house upon friday the Eighteenth Day of this In- 
stant for Said End and purpose the names of the Committee 
is as followeth (viz) M r James mac Keen Cap* James Gregg 
Alex r Nickels John archibald Jam 8 Reid Edward Aiken James 
Lindsay Cap* 1 Cargill Cap 1 Goffe M r George Duncan John 
Moore Robert Wear Robert Given Jo 11 Morison John Mac- 
murphy, 

the 4 th artikle in the foregoing warrant Deferd 

the 5 th artikle laid aside and nothing done Concerning it 

the severall Returns was Read and approvd of to their 

owners and their heirs (viz) one to Jo 11 and Will m Gregg & 

Sam 11 Graves one to James Blair and one to Nathaniel Boyen- 

ton of Stephen peirce's propriety 

You are hearby Required to Warn the proprietors and 
freeholders of Londonderry to Conven at their meetinghouse 
on Munday y e Eighteenth Instant by nine of the Cloack be- 
fore noon then and there 

Imp: To See whether they will approve of the last assess- 
ment made by the Select men now in the Constables hands 

2 ly To See whether they will Send for any of those min- 
isters voted for at last town Meeting 

3 ly To See whether they will at the Charge of trans- 
porting any of the Said ministers 

4 ly To See what Encouragement they will propose for the 
obtaining of any of those ministers 

5 ly To See whether they will Chuse a Com ttee to give 
bonds to m r Clerk for his Stipends 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 121 

6 ly To See if they will accept of another to Serve as 
Constable in the Room of John Anderson 

7 ly To See whether they can fix upon amethod to obtaine 
aminister to assist M r Clerk as a Colleague according to the 
present Constitution of y e Congregation 

8 ly To See whether they will allow those persons that 
lately Subscribed for atown meeting to be sett of as a Dis- 
tinct Congregation 

9 ly To See if they will Concurr with them in building a 
meetinghouse 

10 ly To See whether they will pay a third part of their 
ministers Salary provided he be allowed to preach with them 
athird part of the time 

ll ly To See whether they will allow a Lawer to be Con- 
sulted about those persons that are Setleing at amasceegg, & 
this shall be your warrant Given under our hands this Eight 
day of January 1730/31 

James Lindsay 
Allen Anderson 
John Archibald 
James Reid 

Select men 
To William Humphra and John Anderson town Constables 

At a Meeting of the proprietors and freeholders of the 
town of Londonderry assembled at their meetinghouse on 
Munday y e 18 th Day of January anno Domini 1730/31 

The proprietors & freeholders Chuse for moderator Robert 
Boys 

1 st voted that they do approve of the last assesment made 
by the Select men now in the Constables hands 

2 ly voted that they will Send for one of those minister's 
that we voted for at our last meeting 

3 ly voted that they are willing and have Concluded & 
aggreed that they will be at the Cost and Charges of trans- 
porting any one of the aforesaid ministers that will come to 
us to be our minister 

4 ly voted that for the Incouragement of any one of the 



122 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

aforesaid ministers that will come hear to be our minister 
we have voted for his Salary one hundred pounds to be paid 
him in Currant money of newengland pr annum, Besides 
what private Instructions we Conclude to give our Com- 
misioner or Commisioners for the Incouragement of s d min- 
ister 

5 ly voted that they have Chosen a Committee to give 
bonds to the Eev d master mathew Clerk for his Stipend ac- 
cording to what our town have Concluded and aggreed with 
him for as it was voted by the proprietors and freeholders at 
ameeting December y e 3 d 1729 the names of Com ttee Chosen 
and apponted for Said End is M r James Mac Keen Alex- 
ander Nickels Hugh Eamsey James Clerk & John Morison 
Jun r 

6 ly voted that they will not accept of another to Serve 
Constable in the Koom of John Anderson 

7 ly voted that they will Deffer takeing any method at 
present for the obtaining any other minister to be a Coleguee 
to M r Clerk untill they have a further account Concerning 
those minister's that they have Concluded to Send for to 
Ireland 

8 ly voted that they will not allow of those persons that 
lately Subscribed for atown meeting to be Sett of as a dis- 
tinct Congregation 

9 ly voted that they will not Concur with them in Building 
of a meeting house 

10 ly voted that they will not Contribute to pay a third 
part of their ministers Sallary nor have no part of his time 

ll ly voted that they are willing to leave the Consulting of 
a Lawyer abot the Setlement that is Carried on at ammas- 
ceegg to the Select men and the Com tte that is appointed for 
the Defence of the propriety 

I the under named person do protest against Giveing bonds 
to the Eev d Mr Clerk 

John Blair 

Londonderry January y e 18 th 1730/31 We the Subscrib- 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 123 

ers do protest against all the proceedings of a Generall town 
meeting on the above s d day 

Jo 11 Bell Andrew Todd abraham Holms William Aiken Will m 
Nutt David Morison Edward Aiken James Aiken Bobert 
Given Sam 11 Morison Thomas Bogle 

You are hearby Bequired to Warn the proprietors & fre- 
holders of LondonDerry to Conven at their Meetinghouse 
on Wensday y e twenty Eight Instant at nine of the Clock be- 
fore noon then & there 

Imprimus To See if they will Chuse a Committee to draw 
up Eeasons for transportation of those ministers to be Sent 
for, & to aggree for their passage thither and to, Chuse Com- 
misioners to attend Church Judicatures in order to their 
transportation 

2 ly To Chuse a fit person for Eepresentitive or assembly 
man 

3 ly To See what the town will do Concerning M ra Mac- 
gregors Eates as it is Set forth in a Supplication presented to 
them 

4 ly To See if they will approve of the Severall Eeturns 
made by the Lotlayers of this town to be read then 

5 ly To See if they will allow James Leslie payment for 
makeing a fire for M r Clerk 

6 ly To See if they will do any thing to Eeconcile those 
debeats Betwen Jo n Barr & Tho 3 Stewart 

7 ly To See if they will allow William Humphra any more 
Salary then Jo n Anderson on account of the numerouness of 
the Inhabitants of his District, & this Shall be your War- 
rant Given under our hands this Eighteenth day of Jan- 
uary 1730/31 

James Lindsay 
Allen Anderson 
Jo n Archibald 
Jo 11 Wallace 
James Eeid 

Select men 



124 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

At ameeting of the proprietors & freeholders of the town 
of Londonderry assembld at their meeting house upon wens- 
day y e 18 th day of January 1730/31 

The proprietors & freeholders Chuse for Moderator James 
Mackeen Esq r 

Voted that their Shall be five men Chosen as a Commit- 
tee to draw up reasons for transportation of one of those 
ministers that is to be Sent for and to aggree for their pas- 
sage, as also to Chuse a Commisioner to attend Church Judi- 
catures in order to transportation the names of the Com- 
ttee Is Hugh R amsey j n Blair Cap t Cargill Robert Wearr & 

James Mac Keen 

2 ly voted that Jo n Macmurphy Shall Serve as Represen- 
titive or assembly man for this town 

3 ly voted that in answer to m rs Macgregors petition pray- 
ing to be Clear'd from Rates, the payer of s d petition is so 
farr granted that She Shall be Clear'd from paying Rates for 
her own Seat in the meetinghouse dureing life or her abode 
in this town 

4 ly voted the Severall Return's made by the Lottlayers 
is approv'd of to their owners & their heirs for Ever (viz) one 
to James Liggett one to Will m Campbell two to Jo n Bell one 
to James Gregg & Ben: Kidder & Hendry Green one to Ran- 
dle Alexander, & one to Will™ Eyres 

5 ly voted that James Lesliee Shall have thirty Shi lls paid 
him for his past Service & this Winters for makeing afire for 
m r Clerk but not to be precedented for the future 

6 ly voted that the town offers a Refference to Jo n Barr 
in behalf of Thorn 3 Stewart Differences & his 

7 ly voted that the town will not allow Will m Humphray 
any more Salary for being Constable than Jo n Anderson has 

You are hearby Required to Warn the Proprietors Free- 
holders and Inhabitants of Londonderry to Meet at their 
Meetinghouse upon Friday the fifth day of March next at 
nine of the Clock in the forenoon then and there 

1 st To Chuse their town officers for the year Enshewing 
2 ly To See Whether the town will Chuse a Committee to 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 125 

prosecute Cap* John Goffe for Eecording land to himself when 
he was town Clerk that he ought not to have done 

3 ly To See if the proprietors will approve of the tran- 
scripts or Eeturns made by the Committee or Lottlayers 
Chosen for that End, 

4 ly To See if the town will Chuse a Committee for the 
Defence of our lands from any Incrouchers that are or may be 
found Incrouching upon any part of our town ship 

5 ly To See whether the town will alter the Fair from the 
Meetinghouse, and this Shall be your Warrant Given under 
our hands this Eighteenth Day of February 1730/31 

Allen Anderson 
John Archibald 
John Wallace 
James Lindsay 

Select Men 
,To Will m Humphra or John Anderson Town Constables 

At a Generall town Meeting of the proprietors Freeholders 
& Inhabitants of the town of Londonderry assembled at their 
meetinghouse upon friday the fifth day of March anno Dom- 
ini 1730/31 

Voted for Moderator M r James Mac Keen 

voted that their Shall be five men Chosen to Serve as Se- 
lect Men for the Enshewing year the names of the men is as 
followeth John Wallace, James Lindsay, Allen Anderson 
James Eeid John Archibald 

voted for Town Clerk for the Enshewing year John Mac 
Murphy 

voted that their Shall be two Constables Chosen to Serve 
for the Enshewing year, and that they Shall have for their 
Service as Such fifty Shi Us Each of them and that Beaver 
Brook Shall be the Divideing line for said Constables the 
names of Said Constables is James Thomson and William 
Gregg and that James Thomson Shall Collect the Eates that 
is to be rais'd upon the Inhabitants that lives upon the Easterly 
Side of Beaver Brook, and William Gregg Shall Collect the 



126 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Eates that is to rais'd upon the Inhabitants that lives upon 
the Westerly Side of S d Beaver Brook, and it is voted forth- 
with that William Gregg Shall have power to Execute the 
office of Constable in that part of the town that James Thom- 
son was Chosen for, as well as in that part that he was 
Chosen for himself by his own desire 

voted for Sirvayers for the Enshewing year Gabriel Barr 
John Barnat Jun r Will m Gregg James Rodgers John Blair 
Tho s Horner Will m Adams Will m Aiken Cap 1 Gregg 

voted for Hawards for the Enshewing year John Richey 
James Boyes 

voted for Tithing men for the Enshewing year Rob 1 Wear 
Rob 1 MacKeen 

voted for field Driver for the Enshewing year Alex r Mac- 
murphy and the S d field Driver is to have for his Service in 
Rideing about through the town to See that no Strange 
Cattle be brought in upon our Commons to destroy our mead- 
ows ten Shi lls Besides what he Can by Law recover for takeing 
up s d Cattle 

voted that their Shall be three men Chosen to Serve as a 
Committee to Examine the Select mens accoumpts and asses- 
sors for the Enshewing year, the names of S d Com llee that is 
voted for & Chosen is James Nesmith John Blair John Mac- 
Murphy 

2 ly voted that their is three men Chosen as a Committee 
to prosecute Cap 1 John Goffe for Recording land to himself 
when he was Town Clerk that he ought not to have done 
the names of the Said Com llee is as followeth M r James Mac 
Keen Robert Wear John MacMurphy 

But if the S d Cap 1 GofTe do Give the Said Committee Suffi- 
cient Security that the town Shall Receive no damage loss 
nor Disturbance by the Records alledged against him, then 
the Said Committee is by S d vote Impowered to Make up the 
matter with him, which Shall be a finall Issue of the same, 
but if he will not make up the matter with the S d Com ltee 
then they are to proceed in prosecuting S d GofTe as farr as 
law will afford 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 127 

Tho s Willson haveing had a Eeturn Eead it is voted that 
the Same Shall be Entred & Kecorded for the use of S d 
Willson and his heirs 

voted that their is three men Chosen as a Committee to 
defend our lands from any Incrouchers that are or may he 
found Incroching on any part of our township the names 
of the men is as followeth William Humphra John Barnat 
Jun r Sam 11 Barr 

voted that they will not alter the fair from the Meeting- 
house 

voted that M r Willson that is our present Schoolmaster 
Shall be Continued for the Enshewing year, and for the Bet- 
ter accomodation of the Severall Quarters of this town to 
have the Benefit of our Schoolls it is hearby to be known that 
it is voted that their Shall be a a Shooll house built in Each 
Quarter in this town, where it shall be Judged most Con- 
venient, and the Schooll Master to be Eemov'd to Each of the 
said houses and to Continue there by Keeping Schooll accord- 
ing to the Equall proportion of Eates that Said Quarter of 
the town pays and So from time to time untill further orders, 
and that Each quarter of the town Shall build their own 
School house at their own Charge and maintain the Same, 

You are hearby Eequired to Warn the proprietors & free- 
holders of Londonderry to meet at their Meetinghouse on 
thursday y e 22 ed Instant at ten of the Clock before noon 
then & there 

Imp: 3 To See whether they will buy Some Small tract of 
Land, to be Given as a gift to the next minister and his heirs 
in Perpetuity. 

2 ly To See whether they will have two Door Struck out 
upon the South Side of the meetinghouse 

3 ly To hear the Disbursements of the Eates for the year 
1729 

4 ly To See whether the will be at the Expence of two 
Cannoos to be Kept at ammasceegg for the Safety of the 
people at the fishing 

5 ly To See if the town in Generall will be at the Charge 
of Eepairing the pond Bridge 



128 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

6 ly To See whither they will Considering the Weakness 
of M r Dallrimple's Congregation allow aSabbaths Collection 
for his Support 

and this Shall be your Warrant Given under our hands 
this 6 th of april 1731 

James Lindsay 
John Archibald 
John Wallace 
James Reed 
Allen Anderson 

Select men 
To M r Will m Humphra or John Anderson or Will m Gregg 
Constables 

At ameeting of the proprietors & freeholders of London- 
derry upon thursday y e 22 ed of april 1731. 

voted and Chosen for Moderator Mr Mac Keen 

voted that the ministeriall Lot Shall be measur'd and 
Veiwed and the Same made up as other lots in town, as also 
the mendment of Said lot to be laid out, and the Second 
Division of the Same and Returns made by the lot Layers of 
the town, in order to have the same put upon Record for the 
towns use as they see Cause 

2 ly voted in Stead of Strikeing out Doors upon the South 
Side of the Meetinghouse that their Shall be Iron Latchess 
put upon our meetinghouse doors by the Select men, and a 
Good Lock put upon the the South Door of our Meetinghouse 
at the Expence and Charge of the town 

3 ly voted that the Disbursments of the Rates Collected 
by John Macneall Constable for y e year 1729 was so farr read 
as that the were approv'd of by the town 

4 ly voted that in order to the safety of our towns people 
at the fishing at ammascegg, the Select men is Impower'd 
to allow and pay out of the Publick Charge or Rates of the 
town, three pounds in Bils of Credit to Such person or per- 
sons as Shall be oblig'd to make two Good Sufficient Cannos 
and Capable to manage the s d Cannoos, the Select men oblig- 
ing the aforesaid undertakers to Serve the Inhabitants of the 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 129 

town the whole time of fishing before any out of towns 
people, and Shall not Exceed one Shi 11 p r Hundre for all the 
fish that they Shall ferry over from the Islands and the 
owner of the fish and his attendants is to be ferried back- 
wards and forwards at free Cost, 

5 ly voted that the Select men & the Sirvayers of High 
way Sallat our first May fair appoint atime to Eegulate the 
Severall parts of the town, in order to the Repairing of all 
Difficult places and Bridges that want Repairing & mending 
in this town, as also to make an Equall Devident of all the 
Roads & high ways in this town in order that Every quarter 
of the town may know where they are to Repair 

Their was something spoke of Concerning a Collection for 
M r Darimple Congregation but no reall vote pass'd upon it 
You are hearby Required to Warn the proprietors of Lon- 
donDerry to Conven at their Meetinghouse on Munday y e 
24 th Instant by Six of the Clock in the morning precisley 
then 

To act & do all Such. things as may be thought for their 
defence against a Sutt of Law now Commenced against them 
by John Goffe Jun r Relating to aLott of Land he says he 
wants from them, and this Shall be your warrant Given un- 
der our hands this 18 th Day of May 1731 

James Lindsay 
Allen Anderson 
John Archibald 
John Wallace 
James Reid 
To M r Will m Gregg Town Constable. 

At a proprietors meeting held at Londonderry upon mun- 
day y e 24 th of May 1731 

The proprietors voted for Moderator M r John Blair 
voted that the proprietors of the afores d Londonderry Will 
Stand the Law Shute with John Goffe Jun r that he has 
Commenc'd against them, for alot of land that he says he 
wants from the proprietors aforesaid by virtue of his name 
being Entred in the Schedule annexed to their Charter, and 



130 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

for the further Carrying on the aforesaid Law Shute the pro- 
prietors by vote have Chosen John MacMurphy & John Mori- 
son Jun r as a Committee Impowered by the proprietors to 
appear in their behalf in the Defence of the aforesaid Law 
Shute or action, and that all or Each or any one of the afore- 
said proprietors Committee, Shall and may act and do Every 
thing needfull and pertinent to the aforesaid affair with as 
full and ample authority and Strength as if we the pro- 
prietors of London Derry were all personally present, and 
have voted to Carry on the aforesaid Defences at the propri- 
etors Cost & Charges 

Enter my Desent against that Sute of Law with Jo n Goffo 
Jun r 

William Humphra 

at aproprietors meeting held y e 24 th day of may in London- 
derry in order to defend John Goffe Jun r in alaw Shute that 
he hath Commenced against them for aright that he ought to 
have by virtue of his name being Entered in aShedule an- 
nexed to a Charter for s d town & have proceeded to Chuse 
aCommittee to Defend him we the Subscriber do therefore 
Enter our protest against all the votes of Said meeting 

John Goffe 

Will m Humphra 

John Goffe Jun r for Andrew Spalding 
& Joseph Kidder 

You are hearby Eequired to Warn the Proprietors of Lon- 
donderry to Conven at their meetinghouse on munday y e 12 th 
of July next, then and there 

Impr 3 To See whether they will allow the Select men to 
applott money to Defend the action at Law Commenced 
against them by John Goffe Jun r 

2 ly To See what method they will take to oblige the non 
Eesidents proprietors to Setle their Lots, and pay up their 
Eates in proportion with other Inhabitants Liveing in town, 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 131 

and what Else may be needfull then and there to be acted 
and done and this Shall be your warrant 

Given nnder our hands this 25 th of June 1731 

Allen Anderson 
James Lindsay 
John Archibald 
James Eeid 

Select men 
To M r William Gregg Town Constable 

At a Proprietors meeting Held at Londonderry July y e 
12 th 1731 

The proprietors Chuse for moderator M r James Mac Keen 

Wheras their is Severall proprietors whose names are En- 
t'red in the Shedule annexed to our Charter of Londonderry 
that have not Complied with the Conditions of the aforesaid 
Charter by Setleing & Improving upon their Lots, & by pay- 
ing up their proportion of the town rates when and so often 
as ocation Eequired the Same, to the great loss & (last five 
words marked out) damage of the other proprietors 

Voted that all such Delinquent proprietors that will not 
after fourty Days notice given them, by the Committee 
Chosen and appointed for that End, Comply with the Condi- 
tions of the afores d Charter, their Lands Shall be Dispos'd 
of by the major part of the proprietors according to the Di- 
rections Given in the aforesaid Charter 

The names of the Committee voted and Chosen for that 
End is 

John Mac — neall 
William Humphra 
Samuel Barr 

at the Eequest and Desire of the proprietors the moderator 
has adjurned the other affairs of this meeting, untill the Last 
munday of agust at ten of the Clock in the forenoon 

The last Munday of agust 1731 The proprietors meet ac- 
cording to adjurnment, 

voted that the Select men have power from time to time 
to applot and Eaise So much money as Shall be Sufficient to 



132 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Carry on and Defray the Law Shute Commenc'd against the 
proprietors of this town by John Goffe Jun r 

Purshewant to aformer vote pass'd for the Building of a 
Schooll House, at aGenerall town meeting held March y e 5 th 
1723/4 

voted that their Shall be a Schooll House Built, at the 
most Convenient place at our Meetinghouse, the Dementions 
of which is to be Eighteen feet in Length, Sixteen feet in 
weadth, Seven foot in the Side wall, with a Large Chimney 
in the one End 

Upon the aforesaid adjurnment the said Eeturns was Eead 
and approved of, to the after named persons and their heirs 
for Ever (viz) one to Daniel Anderson one to Sam 11 Eenkine, 
one to M r James Macgregors Second Division, one to Robert 
Morison, one to Will m & Thorn 3 Callwell, one to m r philips 
John & Alex r MacMurphy 

You are hearby Eequired to Warn the Proprietors and 
Freeholders of Londonderry to Conven at their meeting- 
house on Munday the Eight Day of Nov br next by nine of the 
Clock Before noon then & there 

Imprimus To See if they Can Come to an amicable agree- 
ment about Laying Down amethod to obtain a Second Minis- 
ter 

2 ly To See whether they will make any addition to the 
Com ttee appointed to Defend the action Comenced by John 
Goffe Jun r against them and what power they will allow them 

3 ly To See whether or no they will prosecute the non 
Residents proprietors according to the Condition of the Char- 
ter and any other thing or things that may be thought need- 
full to be done, and this Shall be your warrant Given under 
our hands this 25th Day of October 1731. 

John Archibald 
Allen Anderson 
James Lindsay 
James Eeid 

Select men 

To M r William Gregg town Constable 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 133 

At aMeeting of the proprietors and freeholders held at Lon- 
donderry meetinghouse upon munday y e 8 th Day of Nov br 
1731. 

voted and Chose for moderator Mr. Eobert Boyes 

1 st voted that the first artickle in this warrant is Defer' d 
at this present time 

2 ly voted that Whereas the proprietors of this town at 
ameeting of the proprietors May y e 24 th 1731 Chose a Com ttee 
impowering the S d Com ttee all or Each or any of them to ap- 
pear in their behalf in Defence of a Law Shute Comenced 
against them by John Goffe Jun r And for Severall Good rea- 
sons have thought it Convenient to make an adition of two 
men more to S d Com ttee (viz) Ro fc Boyes, & James Clerk, to 
Joyn the Com ttee formerly Chosen at aproprietors meeting in 
may y e 24 th 1731 and that the s d Bo 1 Boyes & James Clerk 
they or Either of them Shall and may appear in the Behalf of 
the aforesaid proprietors at any Court or Courts of Justice 
with as full and ample power & authority as the Committee 
that they -are added & Joyned too have or whatsoever Else 
may be needfull and Expedient, to defend the action Com- 
enc'd against S d proprietors by John Goff e Jun r 

3 ly voted that all the Delinquent or non Eesident proprie- 
tors Shall be prosecuted by the Com ttee formerly Chosen for 
that End & purpose in the following manner & form (viz) 
that Every proprietor after being Serv'd by the Com ttee or 
any one of them with a Copy of the votes that are made 
against the nonresident proprietors. Shall by the first Day of 
Ffebruary next pay up all their proportion of the town 
Charges from the first Settlement of said town and twenty- 
pounds over & above, and make a Settlement according to 
the Charter of S d town by the first of May next or Else their 
Lands Shall be dispos'd of by the proprietors according to 
the Directions of our Charter 

voted that Jo n Archibald Jon Barnard Jun r and Hugh Will- 
son Shall be aComittee to meet Daniel Bodwell of Methew- 
ine to See if they Can find a Good Comfortable Ground for 
aRoad Betwen this town & s d Bodwells Ferry & Bring in their 
Report to the town next proprietors meeting 



134 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

You are Hearby Required to Warn the Proprietors of Lon- 
donderry to meet at their Meetinghouse on Munday the twen- 
tieth day of Dec br next at Eight of the Clock in the forenoon 
then & there 

Imprimus To See whether they will allow the Severall 
proprietors to Setle their Equivolent Lands Especially on 
the South part of our town 

2 ly To See if they Can Come to an amicable agreement 
about asecond minister 

3 ly To See if they will assist John Anderson in prosecut- 
ing William Bolton who possesses his Equivolent Lands & 
Refuses to pay him for his Intrest there 

4 ly To See if the town will Empower a Comittee to Dis- 
pose of the unsetled Lots, and any other thing needfull, and 
this Shall be your warrant 

Given under our Hands this 23 d of Nov br 1731. 

James Lindsay 
Allen Anderson 
John Archibald 
John Wallace 
James Reid 

Select men 
To William Gregg Town Constable 

At ameeting of the proprietors Held at Londonderry meet- 
inghouse upon Munday y e 20 th of Dec br 1731. the Proprietors 
Chuse for Moderator Robert Boyes 

1 st voted that Every proprietor Shall Have Liberty to 
Setle their own Lands 

2 ly voted that their is a Comittee nominated & appointed 
to meet at Will m Humphra's House upon tuesday y e 21 st of 
this Instant to Consider of Sending a Call or Calls to Ireland 
in order to have a second minister for this Congregation 
(viz) M r James Mac Curdy, or M r Fowler 

The names of the Comittee is as followeth Cap 1 David Car- 
gill M r Mac Keen, John Archibald, Jo n Moore Jam 3 Reid, 
Allen Anderson, Ro l Wear, Thos Stiel, Jo n Morison Jun r Pat- 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 135 

rick Douglas M r David Macgregore, Jam 3 Nesmith, James 
Clerk, David Craig, Sam 11 Barr, Jo n Stewart, Sam 11 Allison, 
Jo n Barnat Sen r & Jun r Arch d Clandinen Ro fc Morison, Jam 3 
Anderson, Alex r Eenkine, Sam 11 Houston Jam 3 Morison, Cap 1 
Gregg, Will m & Jo n Gregg, Jam 3 Rodgers, Jesse Cristey, 
James Adams, James Gillmore, Jam 3 Willson, James Lind- 
say Jo n & Jam 3 Blair, Jam 3 Lesliey, Jo n & Alex r Macneall, 
Hugh muntgomery, John Richey, Mathew Tayler, Ro* Boyes 
& Jo 11 macmurphy 

3 ly voted that the third artickle is laid aside and past in 
the Negative 

4 ly voted that their fourth artickle is laid aside their be- 
ing votes formerly passed which was Sufficient 

voted that Will m Humphra & Alex r Mac neall Shall be a 
Comittee for takeing the Invoice of the poles & Estates of our 
town acording to the Directions of the precept that the 
Generall assembly has sent to our Select men 

voted the following Returns or Transcripts to be put upon 
Record, one to Will m Eayers, one to Jo 11 macneall & to their 
heirs for Ever of their Second Divisions 

You are hereby Required to Warn the proprietors & Free- 
holders and Inhabitants of Londonderry to Conven at their 
Meetinghouse on Munday the Sixth day of March by nine of 
the Clock in the forenoon then & there. 

1 st To Chuse their Town officers for the year Enshewing. 

2 ly To See whither they will allow the people of the north 
west Range alane besides what they have to the Comons. 

3 ly To See if y e proprietors will allow afourth Division of 
Land to be laid out in the Commons and what Quantity of 
Land Shall be laid out in Every Such Division. 

4 ly To Chuse a Committee to Defend all Such Lawshuts 
that may or have been Comenced against the proprietors of 
this town, and to Impower them as farr as Shall be thought 
needfull for Executing Such an office 

5 ly To See whether the proprietors will take up with 
Such proposalls as Shall then be made to them by William 
Bolton. 



136 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

6 ly To See if they will pass avote upon a Suplication Sent 
to them by the Rev d M r Samuel Phillips annent the Setle- 
ment of his Lott in this town as also annent the votes pass'd 
by them in July & Nov br Last. 

7 ly To appoint a Comittee to Execute a Deed to patrick 
Douglas, of the Stream he bought of the proprietors. 

8 ly To See what method they will take to Suppress the 
many Disorders that Happen about Tavern and Tipling 
housses in this town and any other thing needfull, and this 
Shall be your Warrant, Given under our hands this Six- 
teenth day of February 1731/2 

James Lindsay 
John Archibald 
James Reid 
Allen Anderson 

Select men 
To M r William Gregg Town Constable 

At aGenerall town meeting of the Proprietors Freeholders 
& Inhabitants of the town of Londonderry assembled at their 
meetinghouse upon Munday the Sixth of March Anno Dom- 
imi 1731/2 

voted for moderator Robert Boyes 

1 st voted that their Shall be Five men Chosen to Serve 
as Select men for the Enshewing year, the names of the men 
Chosen is as Followeth John Wallace. James Reid. James 
Lindsay, Allen Anderson. John Archibald. 

voted for town Clerk John MacMurphy 

voted that their Shall be two Constables Chosen to Serve 
for the Enshewing year in this town as such, and that Each of 
them Shall have for their Service as Such, Fifty Shi 113 for 
the Enshewing year, and the Divideing line betwen S d Con- 
stable's Shall be Beaver Brook, the names of the Constables 
Chosen is Thomas Stiel Thomas Bogle 

The aforesaid Thomas Stiel is and Shall be obliged to 
Serve in the office of Constable in the Easterly Side of Beaver 
Brook, and Thomas Bogle is and Shall be obliged to Serve as 
Constable in the westerly Side of the afores d Brook. 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 137 

voted for Sirvayers for the Enshewing year John Huy. 
Gabriel Barr. Abraham Holms. M r George Duncan. Sam 11 
Morison. James Kodgers. John Gregg. Allen Anderson. 
John Archibald. Patrick Douglas. Thomas Horner. Jesse 
Cristey. 

voted for Tithing men Robert Wear & Sam 11 Renkine. 

voted for Hawards John Graves & James Morison. 

voted as a Com ttee for Searching the town's acounts with 
the Select men John MacMurphy, James Nesmith & Jo 11 
Blair. 

2 ly voted the Second artickle to pass in the negative. 

3 ly voted that their Shall be afourth Division laid out, 
and that their Shall be thirty acres laid out to E.ach proprie- 
tor in this town, and that the Com ttee or Lott Layers for Lay- 
ing out the mendment & adition lands in this town, Shall lay 
out the S d fourth Divisions, and that the Said Com ttee Shall 
not lay out above four or Five of the afores d fourth Divisions, 
untill they Bring their Report to the proprietors whether 
they think the Comons will afford to Lay out to Every pro- 
prietor the afores d fourth Division as it's voted, and have the 
proprietors aprobation for their further proceeding in laying 
out the afores d Divisions the names of s d Com ttee or Lottlayers 
is, James Rodgers. John Archibald. John Wallace. 

and that it is Left to the S d Com ttee to place S d Division's 
that they lay out untill further orders from the proprietors. 

4 ly voted that their is and Shall be a Com ttee . Chosen as a 
Proprietor's Com ttee to Defend all Lawshuts that may or have 
been or Shall be Comenced against the proprietors of this 
town, and that the Said Committee all or Each or any one of 
them, Shall & may appear in the Defence of the aforesaid 
proprietors Before any Judge or Judges Justice or Justicess 
in any Court or Courts, and Shall act and do Every thing 
needfull in the Defence of the aforesaid Proprietors, in De- 
fending their Rights and priviledgess with as full & ample 
authority as if we the Whole proprietors of the aforesaid 
Londonderry were all personally present, and that it shall be 
in the power of S d Com ttee or any one of them to Constitute 



138 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

appoint make and ordain or Substitutee one or more attor- 
ney's under them if they or any of them think meet & Conve- 
nient in the Defence of any Law Shute that have been or 
Shall be Commenced against Said Proprietors or any of them, 
or whatever Else may be needfull and Expedient in the afore- 
said affair, and that the Costs & Charges thereof Shall be at 
the Expence of the whole proprietors. 

The names of the Said Com ttee is as follows Robert Boyes. 
John Macmurphy. John Morison. Jun r John Archibald. 
James Clerk. 

5 ly Voted Will™ Bolton not appearing that this artickle 
pas in the negative 

6 ly The petition of trie Rev d M r Sam 11 Phillips being read 
it is voted to pass in the negative. 

7 ly voted that the Selectmen for this present year or the 
major part of them Shall Give & Execute a Deed to Patrick 
Douglas of the stream & priviledges thereunto Belonging as 
it's Entred, of the Fals upon the Brook at Cohassatt 

8 ly voted that the Select men for the time being Shall 
furnish the Tithing men, with a Badge of their office in order 
to supress the Disorders that may hapen at Tavern, or Tip- 
ling Housess. 

voted and that the Select men Shall aggree with the town 
Clerk to Enter a Record of all the rates that have been Col- 
lected or Rais'd in our town from the first Settlement thereof, 
if possible they can be found out & how they were Disposs'd 
of, as near as the Com ttee ' s account Can make out and Shall 
pay for Said Entrey's & Records at the town's Charges 

The Return of the Com ttee for part of Benf Kidder's Home 
Lott was Read & approv'd of, to be put upon Record, for the 
S d Kidder's or his assigns proper benefit & behoof for Ever 

Londonderry March y e 18 th 1731/2 
You are hereby Required to Warn the Proprietors & In- 
habitants of Londonderry to Conven at their meetinghouse 
on Saturday the Twenty-fifth of march Currant at nine of 
the Clock before noon then & there. 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 139 

Imp: To See how they will dispose of the publick Schooll 
for this year. 

2 ly To See whether the Proprietors will allow the Com- 
ttee f 0T Defending the town lines, a power to Commence Law 
Shuts against Incroehers. 

3 ly To See if they will approve that Tho: Stiel Substi- 
tutee Sam 11 Ban* as Constable in his behalf, & Impower him 
for that office. 

4 ly To hear Constable Will m Humphra's & John Ander- 
son's Eeates Dispursments Kead and to hear & approve of 
Such transcripts as may Come before them, and any thing 
Else needfull, and this Shall be your Warrant, Given under 
our hands the day and year above said. 

John Archibald. 
Allen Anderson. 
James Reid. 

Select men 
To M r Thomas Bogle Town Constable 

At ameeting of the proprietors & Inhabitants of London- 
derry on Saturday y e 25th of March 1732 

voted for Moderator Eobert Boyes. 

l fc voted that their Shall be two Schools Kept in this 
town as publick Schools for this year, the one Schooll Shall 
be held & Kept at the meetinghouse, and at, by, or near, 
Allen Anderson's House, or thereabouts for this year, and 
acording to the Seasons as it Shall be Held & Kept in Equall 
proportions of time and space, and M r John Willson Shall be 
the Schoolmaster for that part of the town, and the Divide- 
ing Bounds in the town for the afores d Schoolls Shall be 
Beaver Brook, and that their Shall be only fourty pounds 
Eais'd upon the whole town for the paying of the aforesaid 
two Schools, and Each part of the town to pay of said fourty 
pounds according to their proportion of Rates, and the rest 
of the Charges that Shall arise by Keeping of Said Schools 
Shall be paid & Rais'd by the Schoolers that Shall' be taught 
at said Schools. 



140 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

2 ly voted that the Comttee appointed & Chosen for the 
Defending the town lines Shall have power to Comence Law 
Shute or Law Shutes against all Incrochers. 

3 ly voted that this artickle pass in the negative. 

4 ly as to the Constable's Reats Dispursments they being 
not duley prepared Jo n Anderson's Disbursments being only 
read their was nothing done upon them, the Severall Trans- 
scripts being read was approved of (viz) one for Mary Wilson 
of her mendment & adition lands one to Sam 11 Alison of his 
mendment & adition lands, one to John moore of his mend- 
ment & adition Lands, one to Sam 11 moore of his mendment 
& adition lands, togother with one to Jo n Barnat Jun r and 
one to Sam 11 Penhallow and to their Heirs for Ever. 

You are hereby Required to Warn the Inhabitants & free- 
holders of Londonderry to Conven at their meetinghouse on 
munday the tenth of July next by nine of the Clock in the 
forenoon then and there 

Imp: To See what method they propose to pay their 
Schoolmasters Salary for this present year. 

2 ly To See whether the proprietors will allow the Com ttee 
of lands to fix the Bounds of the farm Granted to the Rev d 
M r James Macgregore by the Gover 1 — the lines of it being 
partly unknown 

3 ly To Choose a Com ttee to take an Envoice of the poles & 
Estates in town for this present year, and any other thing 
that may be thought needfull and this Shall be your warrant 
Given under our Hands this 27 th of June 1732 

James Lindsay 
Allen Anderson 
John Archibald 
John Wallace 
James Reid 

Select men 
To M r Thomas Stiel & m r Thomas Bogle Town Constables 

At a meeting of the Inhabitants & freeholders of London- 
derry Conven'd at their meeting House on munday the tenth 
of July 1732. 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 141 

voted for moderator Eobert Boyes 

Imp: The first and prior artickle Deferd 

2 ly The Second artickle Defer'd untill a fuller proprietors 
meeting 

3 ly voted that Will m Gregg and Will m Moore Shall take 
the Invoice of the poles & Estates of this town for this pres- 
ent year, and that they Shall Have the Same Wages that they 
had last year which was three pounds 

You are hereby Eequired to Warn the proprietors & free- 
holders of Londonderry Legaly Qualified to Conven at their 
meetinghouse on Munday the 28 th Currant by Eight of the 
Clock before fore noon then & there 

Imp: To Chuse a fitt person to Eepresent our town at the 
next Genera 11 assembly to be Held at portsmouth teusday the 
29 th Instant 

2 ly That the proprietors' Chuse fitt persons to fill up the 
Com ttee of meadows 

3 ly To See whether the proprietors will Eeconsider the 
Supplication presented to them last meeting by Jane and 
Margaret Macgregore and anything Else necessary and this 
Shall be y r warrant Given under our Hands this 12 th Day 
of agust 1732 

James Lindsay 
John Archibald 
Allen Anderson 
John Wallace 
James Eeid 

Select men 
To Thomas Bogle town Constable 

At A meeting of the proprietors & freeholders of London- 
derry Legally Qualified Convened at their meetinghouse upon 
munday y e 28 th of agust 1732 

voted for Moderator James Mackeen Esq r 
voted for Eepresentitive John MacMurphy 
The 2 ed & 3 d artikles Defer' 3 at this meeting 

You are hereby Eequired to Warn the freeholders & In- 
habitants of London-Derry to assemble themselves at their 



142 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

meetinghouse upon friday the third Day of november next by 
nine of the Clock in the forenoon then & there 

Imp: To lay down Some probale method in order to the 
Calling and transporting of Such aminister from Ireland as 
they Shall agree upon and to propose what Encouragement 
Such minister Shall have to Setle among us 

2 ly To See what method they will take to Defray the part 
of their School-master's Salary above w* is Setle'd on them by 
law 

3 ly To See whether the proprietors will Contribute any 
thing towards Robert Kenady's Cost at Law, in defence of his 
place against Bichard Hazzen and any other thing or things 
needfull, and this Shall be your warrant 

Given under our Hands this 23 d of October 1732 

James Lindsay 
Allen Anderson 
John Archibald 
James Beid 

Select men 
To Messures Thomas Stiel and Thomas Bogle Town Con- 
stables 

At ameeting of the Freeholders & Inhabitants of London- 
derry assembled at their meetinghouse upon friday the third 
of Nov br 1732 

voted for Moderator Eobert Wear 

The moderator by & with the Consent of the Freeholders 
and Inhabitants of our town of Londonderry has adjurn'd the 
S d meeting untill friday the tenth Instant at nine of the 
Clock before noon 

Meet according to adjurnment 

voted that the Eev d M r Macbride of Belemony in the King- 
dom of Ireland and M r Eobert Boyes of our town are Chosen 
if they will please to accept of it as Commissioners, in order 
to prefer our Call or Calls for aminister to this our Congrega- 
tion and James Mac Keen Esq r Patrick Douglas & John Mac- 
murphy be a Committee to treat w* the afores d Eobert Boyes 
and to aggree w* him if possible to be our Commissioner upon- 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 143 

the afores d affair and Bussines, and if in Case our Commis- 
sioners acept and they obtain aminister for us, it is also voted 
and hereby to be understood that we have Concluded to pay 
yearly or p r annum one Hundred and fourty pounds Salary 
besides transporting s d minister from Ireland to newengland, 
and it is also voted and Concluded upon by our town that 
they will purchase Hugh Craigs Half lot, and bestow the Home 
lot of S d Half lot and one Hundred acres of out lands to our 
first Settle'd minister for this Congregation and to his Heirs 
for Ever Still Giveing aliberty to our Commissioners to act 
and do as they think best for the Good of our Congregation 
the 2 ed and 3 d artickle Defend at present 

You are Hereby Required to Warn the Freeholders and In- 
habitants of London-Derry to assemble themselves at their 
meetinghouse on Munday the 15 th Currant by nine of the 
Clock in the Forenoon then and there 

Imp: To See whether they will allow the Select men 
to applot Such Sum's of money as Shall be thought necessary 
for the Transportation of a Minister from Ireland for this 
Congregation 

2 ly To See whether they will Chuse a Com ttee to Sell or 
Buy lands as Shall be thought Expedient for the Setlement 
of a minister 

3 ly To See whether or not the Proprietors will vote that 
Such proprietors lands as Have not Complied with the Condi- 
tion of the town Charter, are not now in the power of the 
Kesident proprietors and Henceforth to be disposs'd of as the 
said proprietors Shall think fitt, and any thing Else that Shall 
be thought needfull and this Shall be your warrant Given 
under our Hands at Londonderry aforesaid this 3 d day of 
January 1732/3 

James Reid 
John Archibald 
James Lindsay 
John Wallace 
Allen Anderson 

Selectmen 
To M r Thomas Stiel and m r Thomas Bogle Town Consta- 
bles 



144 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

At ameeting of the Freeholders & Inhabitants of London- 
derry at their Meeting House upon Munday y e 15 th of Janu- 
ary 1732/3 

voted for Moderator Kobert "Wear 

voted that our Select men Shall Have power to applott and 
raise Such Sum or Sums of money upon the Proprietors Free- 
holders and Inhabitants of our town as Shall be needfull to 
pay and Supply our Commissioners Charges in prosecuting 
our Call or Calls for the abtaining a Second minister for this 
Congregation and for transporting of the minister that they 
may or Shall obtain from Ireland to this Congregration 

voted that M r Eobert Boyes of our town be our Commis- 
sioner in order to prosecute and prefer our Call or Calls for 
the obtaining aSecond minister for this Congregation, and 
Have by this vote Impowr'd Said M r Boyes to Chuse an assist- 
ant with him for the Ends aforesaid in and at any Presbetrey 
or Synod in the Kingdom of Scotland or in the Kingdom of 
Ireland as he shall think meet and Convenient for the Ends 
aforesaid for the promoting and Continuing the Gospel in 
this part of God's vineyard. 

the other artikles in the aforesaid Warrant Deffer'd at this 
time 

You are Hereby Eequired to Warn the Freeholders propri- 
etors and Inhabitants of Londonderry within your Severall 
Precincts to assemble them Selves at their meetinghouse on 
Munday the fifth day of March next precisely at Eight of 
the Clock Before noon then and there to Choose thir town 
officers for the year Enshewing, and in So doing this Shall 
be your Warrant Given under our hands this 13 th day of 
February 1732/3 

John Archibald 
John Wallace 
Allen Anderson 
James Reid 
James Lindsay 

Select men 
To M r Thomas Steell and M r Thomas Bogle Constables 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 145 

At a Generall town Meeting of the Freeholders proprietors 
and Inhabitants of Londonderry assembled at their Meeting- 
house upon Munday the Fifth Day of March 1732/3 

voted for moderator Eobert Wear 

voted that their Shall be five men Chosen to Serve as Se- 
lect men for the Enshewing year, the men that are Chosen 
and voted as Select men is as followeth James Eeid John 
Archibald Andrew Todd James Eodgers James Gregg 

voted for town Clerk John MacMurphy 

voted that their Shall be two Constables Chosen to Serve 
as Such for the Enshewing year, and that Beaver brook 
Shall be the divideing lines Betwen s d Constables, and that 
they Shall have for their Service five pounds, the Constable 
that Serves in y e westerly Side of Said Beaver Brook Shall 
have for his wages as Such of the aforesaid five pounds f ourty 
five shi Us and the Constable that Serves in the Easterly Side 
of Beaver Brook shall have fifty five Shi Us of S d five pounds, 
the names of the Constables Chosen is John Moore and 
Eobert Clerk 

voted for Sirvayers of High Ways John Moore James Eeid 
James nesmith James Cochran John Wallace John Woodburn 
James Eodgers John Tagart Thomas Horner Jesse Cristey 
George Duncan Esq r 

voted for Tithing men Will m Humphra & Tho s Willson 

voted for Howard James Boyes & Daniel Anderson 

voted for Fence veiwers and prizers John Barnart Jun r and 
James Lindsay 

voted as a Com ttee for Searching the towns accounts John 
Blair James Nesmith and John MacMurphy 

voted that their Shall be two Schoollmasters in this town 
for the Enshewing year and that Said Schooll masters Shall 
be paid by the town as they were paid last year 

You are hereby Eequired to Warn the proprietors of Lon- 
donderry to meet at their Meetinghouse on Munday the fifth 
day of March next at one of the Clock in the afternoon then 
and there 



146 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Imp: To See how they will Defray the Charges of the Lott 
bought for the encouragement of the first minister 

2 ly To See whether they will vote that the lands of the 
non Resident proprietors are forefited according to the Con- 
dition of our town Charter 

3 ly To See if they will aggree.upon aCertain part in this 
township where they may be a fourth Division of Land laid 
out and whether they will allow the Same to be laid out and 
to Chuse a Com ttee for the Same 

4 ly To See whether they will Confirm the Meadows De- 
signed by the then Comittee to Gov r Shute and the Heirs of 
Gov r Wentworth 

5 ly To See whether they will perform their first Grant to 
Benj n Willson in Eeference to his mill 

6 ly To fill up the Com ttee for the divisions of meadows and 
any thing Else that may Concern the propriety and this shall 
be your warrant Given under our hands this 13 th day of Feb- 
ruary 1732/3 

Allen Anderson 
James Lindsay 
John Wallace 
James Eeid 
John Archibald 

Select men. 
To M r Thomas Stiel and Tho s Bogle Constable's 

At ameeting of the proprietors of the town of London- 
derry upon munday y e fith day of March 1732/3 

The proprietors Chuse for Moderator Cap 1 James Gregg 

The aforesaid moderator at the Request of the proprietors 
and by & with the Consent of the Same has adjurn'd S d meet- 
ing untill thursday y e 22 of this Instant March at ten of the 
Clock in the forenoon 

The afores d meeting meet acording to adjurnment. 

The first artickle Deffer'd at present 

voted that Will m Humphra be aperson appointed and au- 
thorized by the proprietors of our Town to take Care and 
Inspection of the wood and Timber that Grows upon our min- 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 147 

isterall Home lott, and the Half lott lying by the meetinghouse 
that was bought in order to be Confer' d and Given to our first 
Settled minister, and in case that any person or persons Shall 
be found Cutting timber or wood on the aforesaid lands, that 
then in that Case, the Said Will m Humphra Shall and is 
hereby Impowr'd to prosecute any Such Transgressor as the 
law directs, and it is hereby to be understood that said Hum- 
phra Shall have only one days wages allow'd him for S d Ser- 
vice and no more, Except what he Shall recover from Such 
as Trespass upon the aforesaid Lands by Law 

2 ly voted that the proprietors will not forefit James Nick- 
els lott, nor none of the rest of the non Eesident proprietors 
lott, at this time 

3 ly voted that their Shall be afourth division of lands laid 
out in this town in the westerly part thereof, and that their 
Shall be nine proprietors Chosen to project a method to lay 
out the aforesaid fourth Divisions and to Conclude how many 
acres Shall be laid out to Each proprietors Share, the names 
of the aforesaid Com ttee is John MacMurphy, Cap 1 James 
Gregg, Lev 1 Andrew Todd, James Eodgers, John Goffe Jun r , 
Jo 11 Archibald, John Wallace, Sam 11 Graves, Tho s Steil, and 
that the Said fourth Divisions Shall be laid out Quantity & 
Quality Considred and w n all laid out Shall be Lotted for 
and the method that the aforesaid Com ttee Shall Conclude 
upon, Shall be the rule that the Lott layers Shall go by, as 
also the method that S d Com ttee Shall Conclude upon in laying 
out the Said fourth Divisions Shall be put upon record with 
this vote and shall be authentick and valid for the Ends 
aforesaid 

The names of the Lottlayers for S d fourth Divisions is Jo n 
Macneall John Barnatt Jun r Sam 11 Barr 

4 ly voted that the meadow laid out to Gov r Shute is 
Defer'd at present, and the meadow that was laid out to 
Gov r Wentworth above Leverts Bridge is confirmed to S d Gov r 
Wentworths Heirs for Ever 

5 ly voted that the proprietors will Confirm their first 



148 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Grant to Benj n Willson in reference to his mill in purchas- 
ing M r Toyes meadow formerly Ro l Doaks meadow for the 
Equivolent of it of meadow provideing there Can be Comon 
meadow found Convenient in our town 

6 ly Their being a Coram of the Com ttee of meadows at 
present it is Defer'd 

voted that M r John Willson Shall be Schoollmaster in the 
Easterly Side of Beaver Brook for the Enshewing year 

The Severall returns Hereafter mentioned was by the 
Lottlayers of our town brought in read and approv'd of to 
the owners thereof and their Heirs for Ever (viz) one to Ben- 
jamin Kidders Eight one to Andrew Todd, one to Will m 
Cochran one to Sam 11 Penhallow one to Cap 1 Cargill Serv* 
Will m nutt one for m r mac Gregor's Serv* one for Sam 11 Moore 

You are hereby Required to Warn the proprietors Free- 
holders and Inhabitants of Londonderry to meet at their 
meetinghouse upon Thursday the Seventh Day of June next 
by nine of the Clock before noon then & there. 

First to See what method they will Conclude upon to pay 
for the half Lott of land latley purchas'd in order to be 
Confer 7 d on a minister. 

2 ly To fill up the Committee for meadows. 
3 ly To Chuse a Com ttee to Enter & Defend Law Shuts 
against Incroachers on the town bounds. 

4 ly To Chuse a Com ttee to take a Deed of James Moore 
for the land he had from Alex r Walker at Cobats pond and 
to give him a Deed of that land he now lives upon, or any 
other thing needfull and this Shall be your Warrant Given 
under our Hands this 22 ed Day of may 1733. 

James Gregg 
James Rodgers 
John Archibald 
Andrew Todd 
James Reid 

Select men 
To Messures John Moore and Robert Clerk Constables. 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 149 

At ameeting of the proprietors Freeholders & Inhabitants 
of Londonderry meet at their meeting house upon Thursday 
the Seventh Day of June 1733. 

They Chuse for Moderator James Mac Keen Esq r 

voted that the Hundred and Sixty acres of land Laid out 
by the proprietors Southerly of Sam 11 moor's mendment land 
beyond Cannada Second Divisions Shall be Sold to the High- 
est Bidder, and that the prise that Shall be gott for Said land 
Shall be a propriated So farr as it Shall go, for the paying of 
Lands bought by the proprietors from Hugh Craig near our 
first meetinghouse, to be Confer' d upon our first Setled min- 
ister that Shall Setle at Said meetinghouse for his Encour- 
agement and that James Clerk, John Archibald John Wallace 
James Rodgers and Will m Humphra Shall be a Comittee 
authorized and Impowered by the proprietors afores d to Sell 
and dispose of the aforesaid one hundred and Sixty acres, 
for the Ends and uses aforesaid which is the true Intent and 
meaning of Said vote. 

2 ly voted that Allen Anderson John Mitchell and John 
Bell formerly apart of the Com ttee for veiwing and laying out 
meadows, Shall now be the whole Com ttee for laying out what 
meadows is wanting to the Severall persons or proprietors 
that they Judge that wants of their Equal Share, and to 
give transcripts of Said meadows as also to give Transcripts 
of meadows allready laid out to Such as have not yet got 
them; but are hereby forbid and Diseharg'd to veiw no mead- 
ows formerly veiwed laid out and recorded in order to allow 
them any mendments without particular order from the 
proprietors for that End and purpose. 

voted that the proprietors remaining and Continuing as 
proprietors and hearers and owners of our first meetinghouse 
Shall have full power and authority to use and dispose of the 
afterdaughts of our ministeriall lott, for religious uses and 
Ends and are hereby authorized and Impowered to lay out 
or Cause to be laid out another ministeriall lot in the South 
part of our town if needfull 

also voted that the Congregation or parish that is to be 



150 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

made up at Cannada Shall have full power to dispose of the 
one half of aministerall lott laid out at Cannada Consisting 
of one Hundred and twenty acres for Eeligious uses and 
Ends, particularly for the Encouragement of their minister 
that Shall Setle there, and the other half of Said ministeriall 
lott in Quantity & Quality to remain and Continue for amin- 
isteriall for Ever for the Benefit will and use of the aforesaid 
Congregation that is to be at Cannada aforesaid. 

You are hereby Required to Warn the proprietors of Lon- 
donderry to Conven at their meetinghouse on Thursday the 
13 th of Sep tr next by nine of the Clock before noon then and 
there. 

Imp: To hear their accounts Read. 

2 ly To See what Sums of money they will vote on Each 
propriety to be aploted for Defraying the Charges of the Cur- 
rent year. 

3 ly To Chuse a Com ttee to Regulate the mistakes that are 
in the Schedule annexed to our town Charter. 

4 ly To Chuse a Com ttee to give John & Tho s Mac Clerg 
and James Moore Deeds of their lands and to receive a Deed 
from James Moore of the land he first had. 

5 ly To See whether the proprietors will Chuse Will m 
Moore and Will™ Gregg to take the Invoice of the poles & 
Estates of this town for the present year. 

6 ly To approve of the transcripts that Shall be read be- 
fore the proprietors and this Shall be your Warrant. Given 
under our hands this 28 th of august 1733. 

James Gregg 
James Rodgers 
John Archibald 
James Reid 

Select men 

To Messures John Moore & Robert Clerk Constables for 
Said Londonderry 

At ameeting of the Proprietors of Londonderry upon 
Thursday y e 13 th of Sep tr anno Dom: 1733. the proprietors 
Chuse for moderator James nesmith 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 151 

voted that Constable Will m Humphra and Constable Will m 
Gregg's lists of payments is received and approv'd of, James 
Leslie's account or Charge Excepted. 

voted that the Select men Shall raise and applot twenty 
Five Shi Us upon Each propriety Eight for this present year to 
Defray the Contingent Charges. 

voted that James MacKeen Esq r Cap 1 Gregg John Blair 
James Clerk John Wallace John Bell and John MacMurphy 
Shall be a proprietors Com ttee with as full power and author- 
ity as we the proprietors Can give them, to regulate, if they 
can, any mistakes or Ground or foundation for after Disturb- 
ance or Law Shuts that might happen afterwards or arise, 
or that appears to them might Cause any uneasiness among 
the proprietors or Law Shuts afterwards whether in the 
Schedule of our Charter or in any Entries that may appear 
in our Records to be the ground or Cause of what is before 
mentioned in S d vote whether in lands or meadows, and all 
and whatsoever the aforesaid Com ttee Shall act and do in the 
aforesaid affair Shall be authentick and as binding on us the 
proprietors as if we were all personally present. 

Voted that the proprietors Chosen and appointed to Sell 
the hundred and Sixty acres acres Joying to Sam 11 Moore's 
mendment and lying beyond Cannada Second Divisions (viz) 
James Clerk John Archibald John Wallace James Eodgers 
and Will m Humphra Shall and is hereby authorized and 
Impowered to Execute and Give John & Tho s MacClerg a 
Good Quite Claim Deed of the aforesaid land and Shall be 
good and authentick for the Ends aforesaid to the aforesaid 
purchasers and the proprietors, after haveing heard the 
Com ttee for Laying out Lands Return Read of S d land they 
have approv'd of the Same and have order'd the Same to be 
put upon Record. 

voted That Will m Moore and Will m Gregg take the Invoice 
of the poles and Estates of this town for the present year 
and Shall be paid for their Service three pounds ten Shi 113 
in Bils of Credit. 

voted That the return of the Lottlayers for Will m Hum- 



152 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

phra's land and Jon tn Taylors land was Read & approv'd of 
to the aforesaid persons and their heirs for Ever. 

You are hereby Required to Warn the Severall proprietors 
freeholders and Inhabitants of Londonderry with in your 
severall districts to assemble themselves at their meeting- 
house on Tewsday the 30 th Currant by nine of the Clock be- 
fore noon then & there. 

1 st To Chuse a Com ttee to acount with Robert Boyes for 
the money Expended on their Behalf when in Ireland, as also 
to Chuse a Com ttee to Confirm the land Bought for our first 
minister, to the Rev d M r Thomas Thomson and See what 
method they will take to applot M r Thomson's Stipends and 
the money Expended. 

2 ly To See how they will dispose of James Callderwood 

3 ly To See whether or not they will proceed against the 
Delinquent proprietors 

4 ly To See whether the proprietors will Condescend to 
Sell any tract of Land for Defraying Some part of the 
aforesaid Charge 

5 ly To See how they will dispose of the Schools till the 
5 th of March. 

6 ly To hear and approve of transcripts of land laid out 
by the Com ttee and this Shall be your Warrant Given under 
our hands this 16 th Day of October 1733. 

James Gregg. 
John Archibald. 
James Rodgers 
Andrew Todd. 
James Reeid. 

Select men 

To Messures John Moor and Robert Clerk Town Consta- 
bles 

At a meeting of the proprietors Freeholders and Inhabi- 
tants of the Town of Londonderry assembled upon Tewsday 
y e 30 th Day of October 1733. 

Voted and Chose for moderator Robert Boyes. 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 153 

1 st voted that James Mac Keen Esq r Cap* James Gregg 
Lev* Andrew Todd John Blair and John Macmurphy Shall be 
a Com ttee authorized and Impowered,to Count with Rob* Boyes 
for what money he Expended on the behalf of the town of 
Londonderry in Ireland in Calling and ordaining The Rev' 1 

M r Thomas Thomson* Also voted that the 

Half Lott bought from Hugh Craig by the proprietors Shall 
be Convey'd and a Deed Given of the Same To the Rev d M r 
Thomas Thomson and his heirs for Ever, and the Com ttee 
Chosen and appointed to Execute S d Deed is James mac 
Keen Esq r John Moore James Reid Robert Wear and Will m 
Humpbra and said deed or Conveyance Shall be as Good and 
authentick to all Intents & purposes as if the whole pro- 
prietors had sign'd the Same, Provided nevertheless and it 
is the true Intent and meaning of this vote any thing to 
the Contrary not withstanding, that the aforesaid M r Thom- 
son Shall Give a Good and Sufficient Instrument under his 
hand & Seal that if he Sho'd remove & Depart from this Con- 
gregation Either by his own desire or by arule of presbetry 
any time within ten years from the date hereof he Shall pay 
the town or Congregation aforesaid one Hundred pounds 
Bils of Credit and the afores d Com ttee is ordered and Impow- 
ered to take Said Instrument in the name of the proprie- 
tors town or Congregation as well as in their own names. 
Otherwise their Deed or Conveyance Shall not be authentick. 

*Rev. Thomas Thompson, who had been ordained a colleague 
of Eev. Matthew Clark in 1733, was a native of Ireland, born 
in 1704, and had married before coming to this country a Miss 
Cummings, who seems to have been a most estimable woman. 
He had been ordained by the presbytery of Tyronne. He died 
September 22, 1738, leaving a widow and one child. Parker in 
his history of Londonderry says: "Though his ministry was 
short, it was highly acceptable to the people, and attended 
with the divine blessing, the church being very considerably 
increased during the period of his connection with it." The 
sincere affection felt for him is shown by the generous action 
of the town in voting so liberally towards the education of his 
infant son. — Editor. 



154 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

voted that our minister or minister's Salary together with 
the Charges that have arisen in Calling ordaining and trans- 
porting M r Thomson our minister Shall be asses'd apploted 
and rais'd upon the town in Generall according to Law, 

The 2 ed artikle Concerning James Callerwood is left to the 
Select men. 

The Third artickle is Defer'd at this time 

The Fourth is past in the negative 

The Fifth articckle is left to the Select men 

the Sixth past in the negative 

You are hereby Eequired to Warn the proprietors Free- 
holders & Inhabitants of Londonderry within your Severall 
Districts to Conven at their meetinghouse on munday the 
26th Currant by nine of the Clock before noon then & there. 

Imp: To See how they will applot and levey the money 
dew to M r Eobert Boyse which he Expended on their Be- 
half when in Ireland, as also how they will applot M r Tho s 
Thomson's Stipend. 

2 ly To See whether the proprietors will dispose of the 
Seats in the meetinghouse that have been a lotted to Such 
proprietors as have not paid their proportion in Building and 
finishing of the meetinghouse. 

3 ly To See whether they will vote to be forfitted and 
make Sale of the lands of Such proprietors as have not ful- 
fill'd the Condition of the Charter and Chuse a Committee 
for that End. 

4 ly To See whether the proprietors will vote that the 
four Seats in the South Side of the meetinghouse be Con- 
verted into an alley. 

5 ly To See whether the proprietors will vote that the 
High way to Heverhill be in Some part of Sixteen acres of 
land once Supposed to be Alex r Nickels but now found by 
the Com ttee for lands to belong to the proprietors and to See 
how they will dispose of the Said Sixteen acres of land. 

6 ly To See if they will vote that Some Certain Sum of 
money be allowed to the Grand Juriour or Juriour's to bear 
their Expence to the sessions from year to year. 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 155 

7 ly To See how the proprietors will deal with Such per- 
sons as are dissatisfied with the rates put on their Seats 
by the Com ttee for Seats, and this Shall be your warrant, 
Given under our hands this 12 th Day of nov br 1733. 

James Eodgers 
John Archibald 
James Eeid 
James Gregg 

Select men 
To Messures John Moore and Rob* Clerk Constables for 
Londondery 

At a meeting of the proprietors Freeholders and Inhabi- 
tants of Londonderry legaly warn'd, to meet upon Munday 
the 26 th Day of nov br 1733. 

voted and Chosen for moderator James Clerk. 

1 st voted that the money that M r Robert Boyes Expended 
in behalf of our town when in Ireland after our minister 
M r Thomson with the Charges that have arisen on that ac- 
count with the advance upon the same Shall be rais'd upon 
the poles and Estates of our town together with M r . Thom- 
son's transportation money, as also voted that M r Thomson's 
Salary or Stipends Shall be rais'd upon our Seats in the 
meetinghouse according to the rule prescrib'd by the Com- 
ttee that valou'd the aforesaid Seats in the year 1729. 

2 ly voted that Will m Gregg and Sam 11 Barr be a Commit- 
tee authorized and Impowr'd to See how many Seats in our 
Meetinghouse have not been paid up by the proprietors there- 
of their Equall Share, and to Demand the Same from Such as* 
have not paid up their proportion of Building & finishing 
Said meetinghouse, and upon their non payment of the afore- 
said Charge the Said Com ttee is to Sell & Dispose of the Said 
Seats. 

3 ly voted that Will m Humphra Sam 11 Barr and John 
Morison Jun r Shall be a Com ttee to Dispose of the Delinquent 
or non resident proprietors lotts, 

The fourth fifth & Sixth and Seventh artickles in Said 
Warrant pass'd in the negative 



156 MANCHESTEE HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

You are hereby required to Warn the proprietors, freehold- 
ers, and Inhabitants of Londonderry to Conven at their 
Meeting House on friday the 28 th Currant by ten of the 
Clock before noon then & there. 

Imprimus To Chuse a fitt person to Eepresent them at 
the Generall assembly to be Convened at Portsmouth on 
January y e 1 st next Enshewing: 

2 ly To Indemnify Eobert Boyes of the Bonds Given on 
their behalf when in Ireland: 

3 ly To Confirm the Stipend yearly to be Conferred on 
a minister Expressed in Eobert Boysess Commission to Ire- 
land, to the Eev d M r Tho s Thomson. 

4 ly To Choose a Com ttee to Dispose of the vacant room in 
the meetinghouse. 

5 ly To approve of transcripts and this Shall be your 
warrant, 

Given under our hands this 13 th Day of no br 1733 

James Gregg. 
James Eodgers. 
James Eeid. 
John Archibald. 

Select men 
To M r John Moore and, Eobert Clerk Town Constables. 

At a meeting of the proprietors Freeholders & Inhabitants 
of Londonderry Convened at their meetinghouse upon Fri- 
day the 28 th of Dec br 1733 

1 st voted for moderator John Blair. 

2 ly Voted for Eepresentitive Eobert Boyse. 

3 ly voted that the proprietors freeholders & Inhabitants 
of Londonderry Doth Confirm to the Eev d M r Thomas 
Thomson our present minister the yearly Sallary of one Hun- 
dred & fourty pounds p r annum, which was the Sum our Com- 
missioner Eobert Boyse oblig'd himself by Bond to the afore- 
said M r Thomson when in Ireland. 

4 ly voted that the vacant room in the meetinghouse is to 
be Disposed of and the Com ttse appointed for the Sale of Said 
vacant room is James Clerk, William Gregg & Sam 11 Barr. 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 157 

5 ly The Severall transcripts was approved of after Eeading 
(viz) one to David Craig for his right & an half one for 
James Anderson, Cap* David Cargill for Will m Nutt, one for 
Hendrey Green Cap 1 David Cargill for Will m nutt, one for 
Elizabeth Willson & Cap 1 Cargill in behalf of his Servants, 
and one for Cap 1 David Cargill in behalf of his Servants 

Will m Humphra Enters his Decent against the approving 
of the foregoing transcripts 

You are hereby Eequired to Warn the proprietors freehold- 
ers and Inhabitants of Londonderry to Conven at their 
meetinghouse on Tewsday the fifth day of march next by ten 
of the Clock before noon then and there. 

1 st To Chuse all the town officers for the Enshewing year 

2 ly To Confirm the one hundred and fourty pounds yearly 
to M r Thomas Thomson being Stipend voted by the town to 
be Confer' d on aminister, and Included in Mr Robert Boyes 
Comission to Ireland when sent to procure aminister of 
the Cospell. 

3 ly To Chuse a Committee to Confirm the half lott of 
land bought for aminister to the Said M r Thomson. 

4 ly To See whether the proprietors will make any adition 
to, or Change for Somepart of the Farm Bequeathed by the 
late Kev'd M r Mac Gregore to his Doaghter's Jane and Mar- 
garet by way of Gift or otherwise.* 

5 ly To See whether or not the proprietors will make a 
Division of their lands lying on the river Merrimack and 
what method they will take to prevent Setlements by people 
from other towns or this town thereon. 

6 ly To See what answer they will Send to m r Achimutey's 
letter 

7 ly To See whether the town will allow Eobert and Sam 11 
Mac Keen and Hugh Bolton James Cochran and Daniel An- 

*Rev. Robert McGregor died March 5, 1729, in his fifty-second 
year. He was a man of talent, excellent judgment and valuable 
in civil affairs as well as in ministering" to the spiritual welfare 
of the infant colony. He was succeeded by Rev. Matthew Clark, 
a native of Ireland. — Editor. 



158 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

derson Highways from their houses to the Highways Contig- 
uous to them allready laid out. 

S ly To Chuse a Committee to Regulate the bounds of 
the pond Sold to Sam 11 Graves &c and to fix the bounds of it. 
9 ly To hear transcripts read and approven and this Shall 
be your warrant, Given under our Hands this 13 th of Feb- 
ruary 1733/4 

James Gregg. 
John Archibald. 
James Reid. 
Andrew Todd. 

Select men 
To Messures John Moore and Robert Clerk Town Consta- 
bles 

At a Generall town meeting of the proprietors freeholders 
and Inhabitants of Londonderry March y e 5 th 1733/4 assem- 
bPd at their meeting on said Day, voted For Moderator 
Robert Boyes. 

voted that their Shall be five men Chosen to Serve as Se- 
lett men for the Enshewing year, the men that are Chosen 
to Serve as Such is Patrick Douglas. John Morison Jun r 
Andrew Todd. James Gregg. James Rodgers. 

voted For town Clerk for the Enshewing year. John Mac- 
murphy, 

voted that their Shall be two Constables Chosen to Serve 
as town Constables for the Enshewing year and Beaver 
brook Shall be the Divideing line for S d Constables to Col- 
lect rates and taxes and Said Constables Shall be paid by 
by the town for their Service five pounds Bils of Credit, the 
Constable that Serves in the Easterly Side of Beaver Brook 
Shall have of Said Sum fifty five Shi 113 and the Constable that 
Serves in the westerly Side of Beaver Brook Shall have 
fourty five Shi lls of the aforesaid five pounds, the names of 
the men Chosen for Constables for the Enshewing year is. 
James Callwell & Arch d Clendinen 

voted that Samuel Barr Shall also be a Constable for the- 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 159 

Enshewing year to Serve Such writts and warrants as Shall 
be Committed to his Care and trust and Shall be paid for his 
Service as Such, by those persons only that Employes him 
but is not obliged to Collect no rates nor taxes that are to be 
rais'd or Collected in our town for the Enshewing year he 
being formerly town Constable, and now being Chosen 
voluntary and of his own free will and accord. 

Voted for Sirvayers of High ways John Archibald. James 
Reid. James Morison. James Cochran. Will m Eayers Jun r 
Will m Cochran. John Bell. John Taggart. Alex r Macneall. 
Daniel Mac Duffi. James Gillmore. Francis Smilley. George 
Duncan. Esq r 

voted For tithing men Robert Wear. Samuel Houston. 

voted for Howards Randle Alexander John Houi, 

voted for fence veiwers and prizers James Lindsay. Samuel 
Allison. 

voted for Searching the towns accounts John Blair. James 
Nesmith. John Macmurphy. 

• 2 ly voted that the yearly Salary of one Hundred and 
fourty pounds that Robert Boyes Engaged in behalf of the 
town, and was Included in his Comission when he went to 
Ireland to procure aminister for us, is hereby Confirmed to 
the Rev d M r Thomas Thomson dureing his ministeriall Ser- 
vices in this town. 

3 ly voted that James Mac Keen Esq r James Reid, John 
Moore, William Humphra, and Robert Wear Shall be aCom- 
mittee to Execute a Deed in behalf of the town to the 
Rev d M r Thomas Thomson of the Half lott of land that the 
proprietors purchased from Hugh Craig. 

4 ly & 5 ly the fourth and fifth artickles Defer'd untill our 
next proprietors meeting 

6 ly voted that the answer to M r Achimutey's letter is 
Defer' d untill another meeting. 

7 ly voted that the town will not purchase Roads to Rob- 
ert & Sam 11 MacKeen James Cochran and Daniel Anderson 
from their Houses to the High ways Contigous to them all- 
ready laid out. 



160 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

8 ly voted that this artickle be Defferd untill the next 
proprietors meeting 

9 ly The Severall returns or transcripts hereafter mentioned 
was by the lott layers brought in read and approved of by the 
proprietors to the owners Thereof and their heirs for Ever 
(viz) one to Abell merrils right of his mendment land and 
one of said Merrills addition land one to Sam 11 Penhallows 
of his adition land and to Jo n Clerk half right of the mend- 
ment & adition belonging to it, one to James & Jo 11 Doaks 
right belong to the mendment laid out to S d right in Tay- 
lor's Grove, one to Sam 11 Allison of his Second Division & 
one of want of home lot beyond Leverts Bridge, one of 
Jo n Woodburns Second Division, one to John Macmurphy 
being part of his mendment land one to John Macneall of 
his mendment adition want of home lot & High way land, 
one to Eobert Willson & Will m Gillmore, one to Eichard 
Waldron's Eight of his mendment & adition land, one to the 
ministeriall lott, one to the original lott of John Gray, of his 
adition land, one to Eobert Doaks originall lot for what mend- 
ment it wanted adition land high way land & want of home 
lot one to Jo n Anderson for Six acres of Good land his right 
wanted 

Eeasons of the Discent and protestation of the under 
named Subscribers, Proprietors of the town of Londonderry 
and province of newhampshire against the acts & doings of 
John Wallace John Archibald & James Eodgers who was 
Chosen Lott layers by the Proprietors of Said town (viz) 
to lay out the amendments to the home lotts and the twenty 
acres of Aditionall land. 

1 st Because they the Said lottlayers acted Contrary their 
orders or power in laying out to a Second Division originally 
belonging to M r James Macgregore Seventy acres of the 
towns land in lew of six acres of wood leave, Wheras they had 
no power to Intermedl with any Second Division formerly 
laid out. 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 161 

2 ly Because they have laid out land to themselves and 
their Eelations which is Contrary to law. 

Jo n Barnat Jun r 
William Humphra 
John Stewart 
Arch d Clendinen 
Rob* Wear 
John Anderson 
John Blair 

You are hereby Required to Warn the Proprietors Free- 
holders and Inhabitants of London-Derry to Conven at their 
Meeting house upon Thursday the fourth Day of April next 
at nine of the Cloak before noon. 

Imprimus To See what method they will take to Dispose 
of the Publick School or Schoole's 

2 ly At the Desire of ten men to See whether they will 
vote that the Com ttee for accounts take in no note but what 
the particulars Shall be made appear. 

3 ly To Converse about the most proper method to help 
m r Thomson Forward with this Building & Improvements. 

4 ly To See if they will Chuse a new Com ttee for Defending 
the town lines or Comons otherwise to Strengthen the hands 
of the present Committee. 

5 ly To See if the proprietors will Confer a Small Gratuity 
of land on the late Rev d M r Mac Gregore's Doughters (viz) 
Jane and margaret bounding on the farm granted him by 
the Government 

6 ly To See what method the proprietors will take about 
the land on the Eiver. 

7 ly To See if they will dispose of that tract of land 
granted to Osgood. 

8 ly To See if the proprietors will Exchange Deeds with 
James Moore for the land he had at Cobats pond by Deed 
from Alex r Walker, and the land he now lives on. 

9 ly To Chuse men to take the Invoice of the poles & 
Estates in this town for this Currant year and this Shall be 



162 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

your Warrant, Given under our hands this 15 th of march. 

1733/4 

James Gregg. 
Patrick Douglas. 
John Morison Jun r 
Andrew Todd. 

Select men 
To Messures Archibald Clendinen and James Callwell Con- 
stables 

At ameeting of the Proprietors Freeholders and Inhabi- 
tants of Londonderry Convened at their Meetinghouse on 
thursday the fourth Day of april 1734 at nine of the Coack 
in the forenoon, voted for Moderator Eobert Boyes 

1 st voted that their Shall be two Schools Kept in this 
town for the Enshewing year, and that «the Inhabitants of 
the westerly Side of Beaver Brook Shall have one of the 
aforesaid Schoolmasters as the formerly had, and paid as for- 
merly. 

2 ly voted that the Com ttee for the towns accounts Shall 
receive no notes from the Select men or Constables but what 
the particulars for Said notes Shall be made plainly ap- 
pear to Said Com ttee 

The third artickle is pass'd 

4 ly Voted that the Com ttee for the Defence of the town is 
now rechosen with all the power's and Strenth that the pro- 
prietors Invested Said Com ttee with, at a Generall town meet- 
ing held at Londonderry March y e 6 th 1731/2 the names of 
Said Com ttee is as followeth Rob 1 Boyes. John MacMurphy. 
John Morison Jun r John Archibald. James Clerk. 

5 ly voted that the proprietors will Bestow as a Gratuity 
or Gift to M r Macgregores two Doughters (viz) Jane and 
Margaret thirty acres of land by measure, Joyning to the 
Farm Granted and laid out to the late Rev d M r Mac Gregore 
Deceas'd which thirty acres is to be laid betwen Said Farm 
and Cobats pond. 

6 ly voted that the proprietors will take the most proper- 
est method that they Can think of to lay out a fourth Division 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 163 

upon the river and that their is a Com ttee or lotlayers Chosen 
to lay out Said fourth Division (viz) Sam 11 Graves John Bar- 
nat Jun r Sam 11 Barr 

and in order to Effect the most properest method the pro- 
prietors have Chosen four men to project a Scheme for the 
forming and laying out Said fourth Division (viz) Robert 
Boyes. John Archibald. John MacMurphy. William Gregg. 

7 ly voted that the proprietors will not, at this time Sel 
the land granted to Osgood 

8 ly Voted that John Morison Jun r John Senter and 
James Reid Shall be a Com ttee to Exchange Deeds with James 
Moore of the land that he bought from Alex r Walker at 
Cobats pond and give the Said Moore a Deed of the land 
he now lives upon. 

9 ly voted that William Moore and William Gregg Shall 
take an Invoice of the poles & Estates of this town for the 
present year, and Shall be allowed for their Service four 
pounds Bils of Credit. 

We the under Subscribers protest agains the vote pass'd 
to give any land to any person as a Gift, untill we have our 
land made up Equall with other proprietors. 

Will m Humphra 

Robert Wear 

John Stewart 
We the under Subscribers protest against that vote of Ex- 
changeing Deeds w* James Moore 

John Blair. 

Will m Humphra. 

Rob 1 Wear. 

Archibald Clendinen. 

You are hereby Required to Warn the Freeholders Proprie- 
tors and Inhabitants of London-Derry to Conven at their 
meetinghouse on Thursday the fourth Day of July next by 
nine o' the Cloack before noon then and there. 

Imp. To See what Proprietors ministers & town rates 
they Shall assess for the year Runing and what Sums for 
Each of them. 



164 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

2 ly To See what method the Proprietors will take to 
make up a Second Division laid out to James and John Mori- 
son which wants Sixteen acres of the measure Incerted in the 
transcript of it. 

3 ly To See if they will allow the Grand Jury men from 
year to year money to Defray Some part of their Charge. 

4 ly To See whether they will vote that Every freeholder 
& Proprietor pay in proportion to the number of Good acres 
laid out to them, in all rates assessed on them for Defence 
of law Shutes 

5 ly To See whether they will allow Robert Duncan In- 
trest for the want of the full money he Expended for them in 
Ireland. 

6 ly To See if they will take any method to Extricate those 
men that are presented to the Quarter Sessions for narrow 
high Ways. 

7 ly To See whether they will allow James Leslie the 
twenty Shi Us he formerly had for makeing fires for the min- 
ister. 

8 ly To See how the Severall Quarters of the town will 
dispose of the Publick School untill the fifth of march next. 

9 ly To See if the Proprietors will help James Adams in 
his present trouble by the people of Haverhill, and this 
Shall be your Warrant 

Given under our hands this 18 th of June 1734. 

James Gregg. 
Patrick Douglas. 
John Morison. Jun r 
James Rodgers. 
Andrew Todd. 

Select men 

At ameeting of the Freeholders, Proprietors and Inhabi- 
tants of London-Derry Conven'd at their meetinghouse upon 
Thursday the fourth Day of July 1734 

Voted for Moderator Robert Boyes 

Imp: voted their Shall be twenty five Shi lls apploted upon 
Each full proprietor, for the Defence of the propriety for the 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 165 

Enshewing year, and to Defray their present Debts and 
also voted that M r Clerks Salary for the runing year Shall be 
fourty pounds according to the vote pass'd in Dec br y e 3 d 
1729. and also voted that M r Thomson's Salary Shall be 
apploted by the Select men according to what was Setled 
upon him March y e 5 th 1733/4 for the runing year, and also 
voted that the Select men is to applot the town rate for the 
runing year according to their Discretionary Judgement as 
they understand the Debts of the town require 

2 ly voted by the proprietors that the Com ttee that lay'd 
out James and John Morison's Second Division Shall Judge 
whether they realy want of their Second Division, and if So, 
they the Said Com ttee are to do them Justice if not, they are 
to let it Stand as it is. 

3 ly voted that the Grand Jury man or Grand Jury men 
that is obliged to attend the Severall Courts & Sessions in 
this province yearly, Shall have from the town as Such for 
the aforesaid Service paid them five pounds yearly in bils of 
Credit. 

4 ly voted that the artickle Concering the freeholders & 
proprietors paying their proportion or rates according to what 
Good land laid out to them is pass'd in the negative for this 
present year. 

5 ly voted that Eobert Duncan Shall be paid lawfull In- 
trest for the want of his money that he Expended in Ireland 
for the time he lay out of it. 

6 ly voted that the town will not Extricate those men that 
are presented to the Quarter Sessions for narrow high ways. 

7 ly voted that James Leslie Shall be allowed twenty Shi lls 
for makeing fires for the minister for this present year. 

8 ly voted that the town will not at present Intermedle 
with the Publick Schooll 

9 ly voted that their Shall be twenty pounds added to the 
town rate and Given to James Adams of our town as a Gift 
to help him to defray his Lawshuts Commenced against him 
by Haverhill Claiming his land. 



166 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

You are hereby Eequired to "Warn the Severall Freeholders 
of Londonderry legally Qualified within your Severall Pre- 
cincts to Conven at their meeting house on Saturnday the 
5 th day of October next by four o' the Cloack in the afternoon 
then and there to Chose one fitt person to Eepresent the Said 
freeholders in Generall assembly to be Convened at the Court 
house in Portsmouth on tuesday the Eight Day of October 
next, and for so doing this Shall be your warrant. Given 
under our hands this nineteenth Day of Sep tr 1734 

2 ly To See whether they will Clear M r Thomson's Board 
for the runing year 

and this Shall be your Warrant as before 

James Gregg 
Patrick Douglas 
Andrew Todd 
James Eodgers 

Select men 
To Messures Archibald Clendinen and James Callwell 
Town Constables 

At a Meeting of the Freeholders of Londonderry Conven'd 

at their meetinghouse on Saturnday the fifth Day of October 

1734. voted for Moderator John GofTe Esq r 
1 st voted for Eepresentitive Eobert Boyes 
2 ly voted that the town will pay Mr Thomson's Board, 

from the time he Came to this town for one full year, as a 

Gift to him the Said M r Thomson 

You are hereby Eequired to Warn the Proprietors Free- 
holders & Inhabitants of Londonderry to Conven at their 
meetinghouse upon Friday the twenty fourth of this Instant 
January at ten of the Clock in the forenoon then & there 

1 st To See if the town will allow the Selectmen to pay 
the Schoolmaster in the westerly side of Beaver brook ac- 
cording to their vote last pass'd for that End. 

2 ly To See if the town will let William Nickels have a 
litle land that he has made Improvement upon it being upon 
the Comons at areasonable price it being done throu amistake 
which artickle was Entred at the Eequest of ten men. 

3 ly To See if the town will Eefound John Bell his 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 167 

Charges that he Expended when he was Sitted to last Sep tr 
Sessions to Serve as Grand-Jury-man 

4 ly To See if the town will Choose men to take the In- 
voice of the poles & Estates of this town, for this year. 

5 ly To See what method the town will take to Discharge 
M rs Cargill of the money to be paid by her to the town, which 
was left by Archibald Macpheadris Esq r Deceas'd, as a Gift 
for the use of our Meetinghouse.* 
6 ly To hear transcripts read, 
and this Shall be your Warrant 

Given under our hands this Eight Day of January 1734/5 
7 ly To See if the town will allow the Select men to applot 
money to maintain this part of the presbiterian Intrest. 
and this Shall be your Warrant as before. 

James Gregg. 
Patrick Douglas. 
Andrew Todd. 
James Eodgers. 

Select men 
To Messures James Callwell and Archibald Clendinen 
Town Constables 

At a meeting of the Proprietors Freeholders & Inhabitants 
of Londonderry Convened at their meeting house upon Fri- 

*Archibald MacPheadris, Esq., settled in Portsmouth previ- 
ous to the settlement of Londonderry, and his standing" is shown 
by the fact that he built a house in 1719-23 which cost six 
thousand pounds. This mansion has since become known as 
the Warner house, and it is claimed has the distinction of hav- 
ing been the first house in New Hampshire to have lightning 
rods, put on under the personal instruction of Dr. Benjamin 
Franklin. Captain MacPheadris was of Scotch ancestry, and 
was a pioneer in the manufacture of ironworks in this country, 
beginning his first operations upon the Lamprey river. He mar- 
ried Sarah, one of the sixteen children of Lieut.-Governor John 
Wentworth, and his daughter married Hon. Jonathan Warner. 
Captain MacPheadris died in 1729. He was greatly interested 
in church work, and left several bequests for the benefit of the 
Presbyterian church. There seems to have been a strong 
friendship between him and Captain Cargill, and possibly a re- 
lationship. — Editor. 



168 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

day the twenty fourth of January at ten o' the Clock before 
noon 1734/5 

The town Chose for moderator John Blair 

1 st Voted that the town do adhere to their former vote, 
with respect of paying their Schoolmaster's, particularly the 
vote pass'd the fourth of april last pass'd which was in the 
year 1734. 

2 ly voted that the land incerted in the Second artickle is 
Defered at present to be given to William Nickels and that 
William Humphra's return or transcript of the aforesaid land 
Shall also be Deffer'd and not approv'd of nor put upon Rec- 
ord untill the proprietors take it to further Consideration. 

3 ly voted that John Bell Shall have fourty Shi Us and no 
more Refounded him for his Charges, as he was Sited to last 
Sep tr Sessions to Serve as a Grand Jury man, he haveing paid 
his fine to the Sessions as the law Directs 

4 ly voted that William moore & Will m Gregg Shall take 
the Invoice of the poles & Estates of this town for this year, 
and that they Shall be paid for their Service as Such fourty 
Shi lls Each of them. 

5 ly voted that John Macmurphy Shall Discharge M rs Car- 
gill of the money that is due by Cap* Cargills Heirs, to the 
Heirs of Archibald Macpheadris Esq r Deceased when he Shall 
receive Said money which is twenty Eight pounds which 
money is to be appropriated for the use of our meetinghouse 
according to x\rchibald Macpheadris Esq r Deceas'd his or- 
ders, and the Said John Macmurphy is to Keep Said money 
in his Custody untill the town Call for Said money and dis- 
charge the Said Macmurphy of Said money. 

6 ly voted that the Severall returns or transcripts here- 
after mentioned was by the lott layers brought in read & ap- 
proved of by the proprietors to the owners thereof and their 
heirs for Ever (viz) one to Cap 1 David Cargill, Daniel Mac 
Duffi John Richey Will m Thomson & Robert morison, one to 
Jenat and Margaret Macgregore being a Gratuity or Gift 
given to them by the proprietors upon the fourth of april last 
past as by their vote of that date may now plainly appear 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 169 

Consisting of thirty acres one to Eobert morison, one to Cap* 
Cargill for his Servant Will™ Nutt to Allen Anderson James 
Gillmore & Daniel macduffi, one to Sam 11 Moor's right, one to 
Will m Gillmore, one to Alex r Maeneall, two to James Mae 
Keen, one to James Mac Laughlin, one to James mac Laugh- 
lin & Will m Gregg, one to Dan 11 Mac Duffi 
7 ly The Said artickle passed in the negative. 

You are hereby Eequired to Warn the Proprietors Free- 
holders & Inhabitants of Londonderry to Conveen at their 
meetinghouse upon wensday the fifth day of March at nine o' 
the Clock in the forenoon then & there 

Imp rs To Chuse all their town officers for the Enshewing 
year as the law directs 

2 ly To See what the town will do about a Schooll or 
Schools for the Enshewing year 

3 ly To See if the town will Chuse a Com ttee to give a Deed 
to Jean & Margaret Macgregore of the thirty acres of land the 
proprietors Bestow'd upon them the fourth Day of april last 
past 

4 ly To See if the town will Chuse one of the NonCom- 
moners to Sitt with the Com ttee that takes the towns accounts 

5 ly To See if the town will grant and give full power to 
the Com ttee of accoumpts that they Shall receive no notes of 
no man but Such as they have a town vote for according to 
the laws of the province. 

and this Shall be your warrant 

Given under our hands this fourteenth day of February 
1734/5 

James Gregg 
Patrick Douglas 
John Morison Jun r 
James Rodgers, 

Select men 

To Messures James Callwell and Archibald Clendinen town 
Constable 

At a Generall town meeting of the propretors Freeholders 
and Inhabitants of Londonderry Conveend at their meeting- 



170 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS 

house upon Wensday the fifth day of March 1734/5 at nine 
o' the Clock in the foreenoon 

voted for Moderator Robert Boyes 

voted that their Shall be five men Chosen to Serve as Se- 
lectmen for the Enshewing year, the names of the men that 
are Chosen to Serve as Such is as followeth James Clerk. 
Robert Boyes. John Gregg. Thomas Willson north James 
Aiken. 

voted for Town Clerk for the Enshewing year John Mac- 
murphy 

voted that their Shall be two Constables in this town to 
Serve as Such for the Enshewing year, and that Beaver 
Brook Shall be the Divideing line betwen the Said two Con- 
stables and that they Shall be allow'd for their Service as 
Such five pounds by the town, that is to Say the Constable 
that Serves in the Easterly Side of Beaver Brook Shall have 
for his Service fifty five Shi 113 and the Constable that Serves 
in the westerly Side of Said Beaver Brook Shall have for his 
Service as Constable fourty five Shi lls the names of the Con- 
stables Chosen is John Stewart & Abraham Holms. 

and Whereas the Said John Stewart after being Chosen 
have hired another person to Serve for him and in his room & 
Stead as Constable for the Enshewing year it is hereby to be 
understood that S d person is accepted of and voted as Con- 
stable in the room of John Stewart and is Intitled to the 
wages allow'd by the town to S d Stewart the person's name is 
as follows Sam 11 Barr. 

voted for Sirvayers of Highways for the Enshewing year 
Alexander Renkine. William Adams. John Mitchell. James 
Anderson. Hugh Willson. Gabriel Barr. Will m Macmaster. 

Rev. Matthew Clark died January 25, 1735, in his seventy-fifth 
year. While somewhat eccentric in his manners, he was a man 
of ability, who had received a military training in his early life, 
having distinguished himself in the siege of Old Londonderry 
in 1688-9. He was, at his own request, borne to his grave by 
his former companions in arms, several of whom were then liv- 
ing in his congregation. — Editor. 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 171 

Will m Gillmore. James Moor. Thomas Cochran. Jo 11 Wallace. 
William Holms. James Murray. 

voted for Titheing men for the Enshewing year Allex r Mac- 
neall. John Crumey. 

voted for Howards for the Enshewing year. John Wallace. 
John Mac Conehey. 

voted for fence veiwers and prizers James Morison. Wil- 
liam Eayers Jun r 

voted that their Shall be four men Chosen for this En- 
shewing year as a Com ttee for Searching the towns accounts, 
and that S d Comm ttee Shall not receive no notes from the Clerk 
of the Select men, nor from any Constable but what they 
Shall Judge right Equitable and Just for the town to pay the 
names of the Said Comm ttee is as followeth John Blair. James 
Nesmith. John MacMurphy. Eobert Clerk. 

2 ly voted that their Shall be three Schools Keep in this 
town for the Enshewing year and that their Shall be fifty 
pounds raised upon the whole town as publick money for the 
paying of the Schoolmaster's that Shall be aggreed with for 
the Keeping Said Schools, and that one of Said Schools Shall 
be furnis'd with a Gramer School master, and that that 
third part of the town that will take up with Gramer School 
Shall be allow'd ten pounds of S d fifty pounds & their Equall 
Share of the remaing fourty pounds provided that they 
Continue S d Gramer Schoolmaster the whole year but if 
otherwise then to have no more of Said fifty pounds than an 
Equall Share or proportion and when Said Gramer Schoolmas- 
ter moves to any of the other two thirds of the town, then 
the Schoolmaster that teaches their to move to where the 
Gramer Schoolmaster Came from and their to Continue untill 
he move again, and then the English Schoolmaster to return 
from whence he was mov'd which is to be Quarterly, the 
town is to be diveded in three Equall Shares by the pole as 
near as possible by a Com ttee of three men Chosen & 
appointed for that End which is John Blair Jo n Archibald 
and John MacMurphy and the aforesaid three Schoolmaster's 
is to take a list of the Schoolers they teach which list is to be 



172 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Given to the Select men in order the overplus money over 
and above the fifty pounds may be laid upon the parents or 
masters of S d Schoolars or upon those Schoolars that are of 
age if any Such their be, and the Select men Shall rate them 
according to their Equall proportion and Shall be Colected by 
the Constable's as other town rates are. and it is further ag- 
greed upon that their Shall be a Com ttee nominated Chosen 
and voted to Each third of the town with full power & au- 
thority to hire and aggree with a Schoolmaster for the third 
that they Belong too, the Com ttee Chosen for the westerly 
Side of Beaver Brook for the Ends aforesaid is John Blair 
John Wallace & John Duncan, the Com ttee Chosen for the 
Southery Side of the Easterly Side of Beaver Brook is James 
Reid John Archibald John Barnat Jun r the Com ttee Chosen 
for the Easterly Side of the town upon the Easterly Side of 
Beaver Brook is Will m Moore John Greeg & John Mac 
Murphy. 

voted that their Shall be a Com ttee Chosen and ap- 
pointed by the proprietors to give a Deed to Jean Mac- 
gregore & Margaret Macgregore of their thirty acres of Land 
that the proprietors Bestow'd them as a Gratuity & Gift, the 
names of the Com ttee is John Blair John Bell and James 
Nesmith. 

We the under Subscribers do protest against the Chuseing 
of a Com ttee to Convey away any of our land which is Contrary 
to the Intent of our Charter 

Will m Humphra. 

Archibald Clendinen, 

Rob 1 Wear. 

John Stewart. 

John Barnat Jun r . 
Londonderry Aprill y e 14 th 1735 

You are hereby required to Warn the Freeholders and In- 
habitants duely Qualified in law to meet at their meeting- 
house upon tewsday the twenty ninth Instant at nine of the 
Clo'k in the forenoon then & there. 

1 st To Ellect & Choose one fitt person duely Qualifd in 
the law to represent the town in Generall Assembley ap- 
pointed to be Conveen'd and held at the Court house in ports- 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 173 

mouth on wendsay the thirtieeth day of april Instant at ten 
of the Clo'k in the forenoon. 

2 ly To See if the town will make a Publick pound and 
where they will appoint it to be 

and this Shall be your warrant given under our hands 
this fourteenth day of april at Londonderry 1735. 

Eobert Boyes. 
Thomas Willson. 
John Gregg. 
James Aiken. 
James Clerk. 

Select men 
To the Constables of Londonderry or Either of them (viz) 
Abraham Holms & Sam 11 Barr 

Att a Meeting of the Freeholders & Inhabitants of Lon- 
donderry Conveen'd at their Meetinghouse upon Tewsday y e 
29 th of April 1735. 

votted for Moderator Eobert Given 

1 st votted For Eepresentitive Eobert Boyes. 

2 ly voted that their Shall be apound built at the Expence 
of the town by the Select men and that Said pound Shall be 
Sett near our first meetinghouse 

Londonderry Sep tr y e 1 st 1735 

You are hereby Eequired to warn the freeholders and In- 
habitants of Londonderry to meet at their meetinghouse on 
thursday y e 18 th Instant at ten of the Clo'k in the foreenoon 
then and there. 

1 st To See what or how much money they will vote to be 
assessed upon the town for this Enshewing year. 

2 ly To See if the town will Impower a Com ttee to Sue the 
Constables of this town that neglect to make up their ac- 
coumpts and this Shall be your warrant Given under our 
hands this 1 st day of Sep tr 1735. 

Eobert Boyes. 
James Clerk. 
Thomas Willson. 
John Gregg. 
James Aiken. 

Select men 
To Sam 11 Barr Town Constable 



174 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Londonderry Sep 1 y e 18 th 1735. 

Att ameeting of the freeholders & Inhabitants of London- 
derry Conven'd at their Meetinghouse on thursday y e 18 th of 
Sep tr 1735 

voted for Moderator John Blair 

voted by & with the Consent of the aforesaid Freeholders 
& Inhabitants that the Moderator has adjurn'd Said meeting 
untill Thursday y e 2 ed Day of October next at ten of the Clo'k 
in the forenoon. 

Meett according to adjurnment & 

1 st voted that their Shall be three Hundred pounds Bils 
of Credit rais'd upon the town for defraying the town & 
province Chargess for the Enshewing year, Besides what the 
Schoolers is liable to pay according to the vote pass'd in- 
March y e 5 th 1734/5 and that the Select men Shall make an 
Equall assesment of Said Money. 

2 ly voted that their Shall be three men Chosen by the* 
town for Shewing the Constables that have not Cleared up 
their lists or assesments Committed to them the names of the 
men that is Chosen is as followeth. William Humphra. Rob- 
ert Clerk. Robert Wear. 

Londonderry Sep tr y e 1 st 1735 

You are hereby Required to Warn the proprietors of this 
town to meet at their meeting house upon thursday y e 18 th 
Instant at three of the Clo'k in the afternoon then & there. 

l 8t To See what or how much money they will allow to* 
be rais'd for defraying the proprietory Charges for the En- 
shewing year. 

2 ly At the desire of ten men we Insert this artickle to- 
See if the town will Confirm to M r Mathew Morton that 
Gratuity of land promis'd to him by Severall proprietors. 

3 ly To Hear transcripts read in order to approveing 

4 ly To See if the town will Confirm to William Nutt as 
Successor to Cap 1 David Cargill the land flow'd by the Fulling 
mill according to Covenant 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 175 

and this Shall be your Warrant Given under our hands 
this 1 st day of Sep tr 1735. 

Robert Boyes. 
Tho s Willson. 
James Clerk. 
John Gregg. 
James Aiken. 

Select men 
To Sam 11 Barr Town Constable. 

At a meeting of the Proprietors of Londonderry at their 
meetinghouse upon Thursday y e 18 th of Sep tr 1735 

voted for Moderator John Blair 

The aforesaid meeting by the Consent of the proprietors 
was adjurn'd by the moderator to thursday y e 2^ day of Octo- 
ber next at ten of the Clo'k in the forenoon 

Meett according to adjurnment. 

1 st voted their Shall be twenty Shi Us in Bils of Credit 
asses'd and raised upon Each propriety to defray their 
Chargess this present year. 

2 ly The 2 s * artickle pass'd in the negative. 

3 ly The Severall transcripts brought in read & approv'd of 
to their owners & their Heirs for Ever one to Elias Keyies of 
his Second Division, one to William Nickles of his home lott, 
one to Jo n Peter & Andrew Cochran, one to Arch d Macphe- 
atres Esq r one to Stephen Peirce, one to Rob 1 Boyes, one to 
Alex r Nickels, one to Jo 11 Grays right. 

John Morison Jun r Enters his descent against Elias Keyies- 
Second Division being approv'd of in order to be put upon 
record. 

4 ly voted that the affair of wiH m Nutt's is Deffer'd to a 
larger propriety meeting. 

You are hereby Required to Warn the proprietors Free- 
holders and Inhabitants of Londonderry according to law in 
your precincts to meet at the old meetinghouse on munday 
the first Day of December next at ten o ? the Clock in the* 
forenoon then & there. 



176 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. . 

To See how much of the Westerly Side of Londonderry 
they will Sett of for a precinct towards the maintainance of 
a Gospell minister in that part of Londonderry, or what other 
method they will take for the peace of the town, and this 
Shall be your Warrant Given under our hands at London- 
derry this 11 th Day of Nov br 1735. 

John Gregg. 
Thomas Willson. 
James Aiken. 
James Clerk. 

Select men 
To Abraham Holms of Londonderry Town Constable 

At a Meeting of the proprietors Freeholders & Inhabitants 
of London-Derry at their old meetinghouse on Munday the 
first Day of Dec br 1735 

voted For Moderator John Blair. 

Whereas at the aforesaid meeting after Severall arguments 
and overtures made by the proprietors Freeholders & Inhabi- 
tants where they wo'd have the aforesaid line made for a new- 
precinct in the westerly Side of this town in order to main- 
tain a Gospel ministery in that part of Londonderry, the 
moderator Desired all those that were Qualified to draw or form 
themselves up before the South Side of the meetinghouse in 
two parties, those that was for haveing a line Determin'd to 
be in one place, and those that was not for haveing a line 
made to be in another place, upon which those that was will- 
ing and Consenting to have a line Determined formed them- 
selves together in order to be numbr'd and the town Clerk 
(viz) John MacMurphy reskn'd or Counted them one Hun- 
dred and twenty for haveing a line Determin'd for anew pre- 
cinct, upon which the Moderator desir'd all those that was not 
for S d line to form themselves also, but they wo'd not, and 
upon their refusall the moderator desir'd them to repair into 
the meetinghouse & Either to Bring in written votes or to put 
themselves in form So as they might be Eeckn'd or Counted, 
it was answer'd it was not worth while for that a Great many 
was gone away, and none Spoke to the Contrary which line is 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 177 

voted as followeth, that the Southerly line of our town upon - 
the westerly Side of Beaver Brook Shall be the line upon that 
Side and from Said line and by Beaver Brook upon the west- 
erly Side untill it Come to the Eoad that leads towards am- 
masceegg Begining near the old Saw mill upon the Southerly 
Side of Will m Cochran's Lott, thence runing as Said Eoad or 
High way leads to the Foord way upon the Brook Known by 
the name of the twelve acre Brook, and from Said foord way 
upon a north line untill it Come to Chester town line, and 
from Said Chester line to the Southerly line first mentioned. 
Province of Newhampshire 

At a Town meeting in Londonderry Dec br y e 1 st 1735. 
We the Subscribers freeholders and Inhabitants of the 
town aforesaid do protest against any Division in this town at 
this time for the reasons herein given. 

1 st That our meetinghouse is Sufficient to Contain us all 
and so no need of another. 

2 ly That part of the town never petitioned the town for 
to be set of in time. 

3 ly The Eregular measures that they have taken or part 
of them in with drawing themselves without leave of the 
G-enerall Court or any other authority Either Eilesiasticall 
or Sivel known to us. 

4 ly The vote was not legall 
Given under our hands as above. 

Eobert Boyes, 
Hugh Eogers, 
Joseph Cochran, 
David Hopkine 
Hugh Willson. 

Province of newhampshire 

At a Town Meeting in Londonderry Dec br y e 1 st 1735. 

We the Subscribers Freeholders and Inhabitants of the 
westerly part of this town do protest against our being Sett 
off or Disanex'd from under the Eev d M r Thomson's Minis- 
trey or being Erected into atown parish or precinct any other 
wise than we are now 

Giv«n under our hands. 



178 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Andrew Todd, Robert Given, 

John Wallace, Samuel Morison, 

Abraham Holms, David Morison, 

David Bogle, Thomas Bogle, 

John Dunham, William Holms, 

John Willson, Sam 11 Todd 

John MacClurg, Benj n Willson, 

John MacClery, Tho 8 MacClery, 

John Craig, Sam 11 Morison, 

Alex r Mac Collum, Ninian Cochran, 

Peter Cochran, John Holms, 

James Cochran, Alex Craig 
Christopher Eayres. 

Londonderry February y e 13 th 1735/6 
You are hereby Required to Warn the proprietors Free- 
holders & Inhabitants of Londonderry to meet at their old 
meetinghouse on friday y e fifth day of march next at ten o' 
the Clock in the forenoon then and there. 

1 st To Chuse their town officers as the law directs 
' 2 ly To See what method the town will take about the 
Schools 

3 ly To See if the town will Chuse two fitt men to take the 
Invoice 

Thomas Willson. 
John Gregg. 
James Clerk. 
James Aiken. 

Select men 
To Abrahan Holms & Sam 11 Ban Town Constables 

At a meeting of the proprietors Freeholders & Inhabitants 
of Londonderry meet at their old meetinghouse upon Friday 
y e fifth day of March 1735/6 

voted for moderator John Blair by one Hundred and twen- 
ty three votes and no Contrary 

voted that their shall be five Sutable persons Chosen to 
Serveas Selectmen for the Enshewing year the first person. 
Chosen is Samuel Barr by 100 votes and no Contrary 



EARLY RECORDS OP LONDONDERRY. 179 

and y e 2 ed is John Gregg by 100 votes and no Contrary 
y e 3 d is James Blair by 81 votes and no Contrary 
y e 4 th is James Aiken by 78 votes and no Contrary 
y e 5 th is James Clerk by 68 votes & no Contrary 
voted for Town Clerk John MaeMurphy by 98 votes and 
no Contrary 

voted that their Shall be two Constables Chosen for the 
Enshewing year and Shall be paid by the town as formerly 
the first Constable Chosen for the Easterly Side of Beaver 
Brook is Robert Boyes by 59 votes and no Contrary 

2 edly voted for the westerly Side of Beaver Brook by 33 
votes and no Contrary Patrick Douglas as Constable and 
"Whereas Said Patrick Douglas let the town understand that 
he was not Capable to Serve, and that he had hired another 
to Serve in his room namely Sam 11 Renkine the town accepted 
of Said Renkine in the room of Patrick Douglas 

Voted for Sirvayers of Highways Robert Morison Rob fc 
Clerk. James Dunlop Randle Alexander John Moore Gabriel 
Barr James Willson Robert Cochran Dan 11 Macduffi Will m 
Moore Sam 11 Gregg John Blair John Holms Joseph Bell 

voted for Tithing men Hugh Muntgomery and Robert 
Mackeen 

voted for Howards Alex r Walker & Will m Eayers Jun r 
voted for Fence veiwers & prizers Will m Macneall & Sam 11 
Alison 

voted for Searching the towns as formerly John Blair James 
Nesmith Rob 1 Clerk & Jo n MaeMurphy 

voted that Sam 11 Barr Shall be a particular Constable for 
Serveing of writs & warrants as he was last year 

voted that Robert Boyes Shall be appointed to Joyn Eben- 
ezar Steeven of Kingstown Esq r to Petition the Gen 11 assem- 
bley at Boston in behalf of the Grivances that Kingstown 
and this town Suffer by the massachusets province on the ac- 
count of Lawshuits and that they appear by the 16 th Instant 
but in Case of Said Robert Boyes refusall the Select men are 
Impowered to Send another fitt person in his room for the 
End aforesaid. 



180 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

voted that the aforesaid meeting be adjurn'd by the Con- 
sent of the people present to y e 2 ed Tewsday in april next at 
ten o' the Clock in the forenoon being the 13 th Day, 

Tewsday April y e 13 th 1736 meet according to adjurnment. 
The Moderator adjurn'd the Said meeting to Munday y e 
19 th Currant at three o' the Clock in the afternoon 

Londonderry April y e 13 th 1736 We the under Subscrib- 
ers all Freeholders of the aforesaid Londonderry doth protest 
againstall the actings of our March meeting this being part 
of it by adjurnment for (these reasons) that the said meeting 
was not legal in it Self, neither was it legalee Carried on, for 
a great maney of them that was voters in it was not Qualified 
according as the law directs, & also that a gratt meny of the 
votters was only trangent persons and paid no rates in this 
town besides maney other reasons given under our hands the 
day and year above 

Eobert Boyes. 
Will m Humphra. 
John Moore. 
Hugh Willson. 
Archibald Clendinen. 

Munday April y e 19 th 1736 

Meet according to adjurnment. 

voted that their Shall be three Schools Kept in this town 
for the present year according to the same method that they 
were Kept last year and the Select men Shall aggree with 
Said Schoolmasters 

voted for field Drivers John Senter & Sam 11 Mori son Jun r 

april y e 19 th 1736 Andrew Todd, Abraham, Holms John 
Mitchell, Sam 11 Morison, James Morison, Jo 11 Stewart, John 
Morison, Eobert Wear, David Morison, Eobert Given, Daniel 
Anderson, Enters their descent against Said meeting 

Province of newhampshire 

To Samuel Eenkine Constable 

You are hereby Eequired to Warn the Proprietors of Lon- 
don Derry to meet at their old meetinghouse in Londonderry 
aforesaid upon Friday the ninth day of april next Enshewmg 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 181 

the date hereof at ten o' the Clock in the forenoon then and 
there. 

First To See what answer they will give to the Hon ble 
Eobert Achinmtey who promises to be personally at Said 
Meeting. 

gediy j^j. fag D e si re f ten men who Desired us to Insert 
the Following artickle in the first proprietors warrant for r a 
meeting (viz) To See if the proprietors will Confirm to Wil- 
liam Niitt the land of the Fulling mill dam that Capt Cargill 
Sold S d William Kutf. 

3 dly To See what transcripts the proprietors will approve 
of after reading them and this Shall be your warrant Given 
under our hands this 22 day of march 1735/6 

James Aiken. 
James Clerk. 
James Blair. 
John Gregg 
Sam 11 Barr. 

Select men 

At a Proprietors meeting held at Londonderry old meet- 
inghuse upon Friday y e ninth day of April 1736. 

voted for Moderator John Blair. 

1 st voted that the Com ttee now in being to lay out lands 
are ordered to lay out a peace of land to the valow of what 
money the Hon ble Robert Achimutey paid for James Wallace 
Joyning to his own Claim which Sum was one hundred & 
Eighteen pounds being the answer Eeturn'd to y e Honour ble 
Eobert Achimuteys letter. 

2 ly voted that Will m Nutts affair is Defer'd at this present 
time. 

3 ly The Transcripts Deffer'd at present. & 

Province of newhampshire 

To Sam 11 Eenkine Constable 

You are hereby Eequired to Warn the Freeholders of Lon- 
donderry duely Qualified to assemble themselves at their 
old meetinghouse in Londonderry afores d on Munday y e 
nineteenth day of this Instant april at two o' the Clock in 
the afternoon then & there. 



182 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

To Elect one fitt person Qualified in law to represent the 
above said town in a' Generall Assembley appointed to be 
Conven'd & held at the Courthouse at Portsmouth on Wend- 
<msday the twenty first day of this Instant april at ten o* 
the Clock beforenoon. and this Shall be your warrant Given 
under our hands this third day of april 1736. 

James Clerk. 
John Gregg. 
Sam 11 Barr. 

Select men 
At a meeting of the Freeholders of Londonderry on mun- 
day the nineteenth day of april 1736. 
voted For Moderator John Blair 
voted For Eepresentitive James Gregg 

Province of newhampshire 

To Samuel Eenkine Constable 
you are hereby Eequired to Warn the proprietors of Lon- 
donderry to meet at their old meetinghouse in Londonderry 
afores d upon friday the fourth day of June next at one o' 
the Clock in the afternoon then and there. 

1 st To See what method the proprietors afores d will take 
to Defend themselves from law Shuts, and if they Chuse 
aCom ttee for that End to Invest them with Such power as is 
needfull. 

2 ly To See what method the proprietors will take to 
make up the meadows that Some of the proprietors wants or 
that ly in debateable places 

3 ly To See if the proprietors will Satisfue M r Eobert 
Achimutey in the Cost & Charge that he laid out for Will" 
Hogg as they did in James Wallac's affair. 

and this Shall be your Warrant, Given under our hands 
this 15 th of may 1736 at Londonderry 

James Aiken. 
James Clerk. 
James Blair. 
John Gregg. 
Sam 11 Barr. 

Select men 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 183 

At a meeting of the Proprietors of Londonderry at their 
old meetinghouse upon Friday the fourth day of June 1736. 

voted for Moderator John Blair. 

Whereas there was but a Small number of proprietors pres- 
ent at Said meeting it was Concluded upon by & with the 
Consent of the proprietors then present, that the moderator 
adjurn S d meeting to Thursday y e 24 th Instant at 11 o' the 
Clock in the forenoon accordingly the moderator adjurn'd 
S d meeting to y e day and hour aforesaid. 

June y e 24 th 1736 the proprietors meet according to ad- 
jurnment. 

1 st voted that their Shall be a Committee Chosen and 
appointed for the defence of the proprietors which Com ttee 
Shall Consist of three Sutable men all proprietors for y e Ends 
aforesaid and that the Said Com ttee now Chosen Shall be 
Cloathed and Invested with all the powers and authorities 
that the former Committee For that End had of what Kind 
and nature So ever the names of S d Com ttee is Eobert Wear 
Jams Eodgers Sam 11 Barr. 

2 ly voted their Shall be a Com ttee of three men to Inspect 
into the wants of those proprietors that Complain of not 
haveing had their just & Equall Shares of the meadows ac- 
cording to their propriety and Said Com ttee is to take a list 
of these persons names that they think and Judge have Just 
reason to Complain of their wants and Carry in their report 
to the proprietors at their next meeting, but that nothing of 
their oppinion or report be put upon Record untill it be 
brought before the proprietors. The names of S d Com ttee is 
John Blair Jam 3 Nesmith John MacMurphy 

3 ly voted that Will m Hoggs affair be deffer'd untill next 
proprietors meeting 

We the under Subscribers do protest against the Chuseing 
any Com ttee to Levey any more of the proprietors to Defend 
any particular mans Estate in law as they formerly have done. 

Propriety meeting June y e 24 th 1736 

Will m Humphra. 
Rob 1 MacKeen. 
Randle Alexander. 

Province of newhampshire. 

To Sam 11 Renkine Constable. 



184 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

You are hereby Required to Warn the proprietors Free- 
holders & Inhabitants of Londonderry to meet at their old 
meetinghouse in Londonderry aforesaid upon Wednesday 
the twenty fourth day of Xovember at ten o' the Clock in 
the forenoon then & there. 

1 st To hear their accounts Read. 

2 ly To See if the town will Either Chuse or hire aConsta- 
ble to Serve this year on the Easterly Side of Beaver Brook, 
and if they do Either of these to Invest him with Such power 
as is needfull 

3 ly To See what money the town will allow to be aploted 
or asses'd on the Inhabitants of this town to defray the pres- 
ent debt and Continging Charges and this Shall be your 
warrant Given under our hands at Londonderry this Eight 
Day of Nov br in the year 1736. 

James Aiken. 
James Blair. 
James Clerk, 
John Gregg. 
Sam 11 Barr. 

Select Men 
Province of newhampshire 

Londonderry nov br y e 24 th 1736 
By virtue of the foregoing warrant I have notified the pro- 
prietors Freeholders & Inhabitants in the usuall manner. 

Sam 11 Renkine Constable. 

At a meeting of the proprietors Freeholders and Inhabi- 
tants of Londonderry assembled at their old meetinghouse 
upon Wednesday the twenty fourth day of nov br 1736. 

voted for Moderator Robert Boyse and after being desir'd 
to take his place he said it was his opinion that the warning 
fcr S d meeting was not legall and that Sam 11 Renkine was 
not Impower'd as Constable to warn that part of the town 
upon the Easterly Side of Beaver Brook and further South 
that as his own Cause was to Come before him he did not 
think fitt to Sitt as moderator. 

For which reasons the town proceeded to a new Choise and 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 185 

voted for Modertor Robert Wear. 

The Said moderator by the Consent of the people adjurn'd 
Said meeting to Wednesday the first day of Dec br presizely at 
ten o J the Clock in the forenoon 

Meet according to adjurnment 

voted that the reading the towns accounts be deferred at 
this time. 

voted that Robert Cochran Shall Serve as Constable for the 
Easterly Side of Beaver Brook for this present year and that 
he Shall be for Ever Excluded from the office of Constable 
in this town afterwards, and that his wages as Such Shall be 
twenty Shi lls over & above the usuall Salary that the former 
Constables have had. 

voted that their Shall be three Hundred and thirty pounds 
Collected and rais'd for defraying the town & province rates 
for the present year besides ten Shi lls by Each proprietor for 
his proprietors Rates. 

Province of newhampshire 

To Robert Cochran Constable in the Easterly Side of 
Beaver Brook in Londonderry 

You are hereby Required to warn all the Proprietors free- 
holders and Inhabitants on the Easterly Side of Beaver Brook 
in Londonderry aforesaid Duly Qualified in Law to meet at 
the old meetinghouse in Londonderry aforesaid upon Satur- 
day the fifth day of March next Enshewing the date hereof at 
ten o 7 the Clock in the forenoon then & there, with those 
on the westerly Side of Beaver Brook who have the like 
Qualification. 

Eirst to Chuse a town officers for the year Enshewing. 

2 dly To See what the town will do Concerning a Highway 
in Debeate Leading from Cannada to the town Subscribed by 
ten men. 

3 dly To See what the proprietors will do with M r Achi- 
mutey who desires Some land that was Granted to him by the 
proprietors Changed or laid out in Some other place. 

4 ly To See if the proprietors will Chuse fitt persons to 
Perambulate the town lines — and this Shall be your warrant 



186 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Given under our hands at Londonderry this tenth day of 
February in the year 1736/7 

James Clerk, 
John Gregg, 
James Aiken. 
James Blair 
Sam 11 Barr. 

Select men 
I have posted up this Warrant according to the usuall man- 
ner three days Witness my hand. 

Robert Cochran Constable. 
Province of newhampshire 

To Samuel Renkine Constable on the westerly Side oi 
Beaver Brook in Londonderry. 

You are hereby Required to warne all the proprietors free- 
holders and Inhabitants on the westerly Side of Beaver 
Brook in Londonderry aforesaid Duly Qualified in law to 
meet at the old meetinghouse in Londonderry aforesaid upon 
Saturday the fifth day of March next Enshewing the date 
hereof at ten o' the Clock in the forenoon then & there with 
those on the Easterly Side of Beaver Brook with the like 
Qualifications 

First To Choose town officers for the year Enshewing. 
2 617 To See what the town will do Concerning a High 
Way in debeat leading Cannada to the town Subscribed by 
ten men. 

3 ly To See what the proprietors will do with M r Achi- 
mutey who desires to have Some land that was Granted to 
him by the proprietors Exchanged or laid out in Some other 
place. 

4 ly To See if the proprietors will Choose Some fitt per- 
sons to perambulate the town lines and this Shall be your 
Warrant Given under our hands at Londonderry this tenth 

day of February in the year 1736/7 

James Clerk. 

John Gregg. 
James Aiken 
James Blair. 
Sam 11 Barr. 

Select men 



EAELY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 187 

I have posted up this warrant according to the usuall man- 
ner three days witness my hand 

Sam 11 Eenkine Constable 

At a Generall town Meeting held at Londonderry by the 
proprietors Freeholders & Inhabitants of Said town Dully 
Qualified in law upon Saturday the Fifth day of March 
1736/7 according to the afores d Warrants. 

voted for Moderator John Blair. 

Voted for Town Clerk John Macmurphy, 

voted that their Shall be five men Chosen to Serveas Se- 
lectmen for the Enshewing year James Lindsay. John Bell. 
Sam 11 Barr. James Clerk. James Nesmith. 

Voted that their Shall be two Constables Chosen for the 
Enshewing year and that they Shall be allowed for their 
Service as Such five pounds and paid as formerly the Consta- 
ble for the Easterly Side of Beaver Brook is Daniel Mac Duffi 
and the Constable for the westerly Side of Beaver Brook is 
John Craige that lives Betwen William Eayers and John 
Woodburn's. 

voted Sirvayers for High ways John Eichey. Will m Adams. 
Jo 11 Mackeen. Dan 11 anderson. John Archibald. Jam 3 Thom- 
son. Jam 3 MacCurdy. Tho s Horner. Jam 3 Gillmore. Jam 3 
Moore. Tho s Willson. John Anderson. Tho 3 Hogg. Will m 
Aiken. 

voted Tithing men James Morison & Will m Macneall. 

voted Howards Francis Smiley & Eandle Alexander. 

voted Fence veiwers & prizers Jam 8 Anderson & James 
Leslie 

Voted For Searching the town accounts John Blair James 
Nesmith Eobert Clerk & John Macmurphy, 

The Moderator for Said meeting by & with the Consent of 
the Qualified voters have adjurned Said meeting to the last 
Monday of this Instant march at ten o' the Clock in the 
forenoon. 

Province of newhampshire 

To Samuel Eenkine Constable in Londonderry, 
You are hereby Eequired in his Maj tes name to Warn all 



188 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

the freeholders in your presinct Qualified in law to assemble 
themselves at the old meetinghouse in Londonderry aforesaid 
upon Monday the Seventh day of March next Enshewing the 
date hereof at nine o' the Clock in the forenoon and then 
and their with those on the Easterly Side of Beaver Brook in 
Londonderry aforesaid who who have the like qualifications 
Joyntly to Elect one fitt person qualified in the law to repre- 
sent the Said town in Generall assembly appointed to be Con- 
vin'd and held at the Court House in Portsmouth on tews- 
day the Eight day of March next at two of the Clock in the 
afternoon and this Shall be your warrant Given under our 
hands at Londonderry this nineteenth day of February 

1736/7 

James Clerk. 

John Gregg. 

Sam 11 Barr! 

Select men 
Londonderry March y e 7 th 1736/7 
I have posted this warrant three days according as the law 

directs 

Samuel Renkine Constable. 

Province of newhampshire 

To Daniel Macduffi Constable in Londonderry 

By virtue of a Precept to us Directed from the Sherif of 
said province Requiring us to Cause the Freeholders and 
other Inhabitants of Londonderry aforesaid Duly Qualified 
in the law to assemble themselves at Such time and place as 
we Shall see Cause to appoint, there to Elect and Chuse one 
fitt person to represent them in the Generall assembley of 
our Said province now Sitting at portsmouth in Said province 
the Said precept Bearing date March the tenth 1736, By 
virtue which you are hereby Required in his Maj tes name to 
warn all the freeholders & other Inhabitants of Londonderry 
aforesaid Duly Qualified in the law to assemble themselves at 
the old meeting house in Londonderry aforesaid upon Mon- 
day the fourteenth day of March Currant at Eight of the 
Clock in the forenoon then and there to Elect or Chuse one 
fitt person to represent them in Generall assembly now 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 189 

Sitting at Portsmouth in Said province and the person so 
Chosen by the major part of the voters then present as 
afores d is Bequired by the S d precept to appear at the place 
above mentioned on the aforesaid 14 th Day of March Currant 
and in so doing this Shall be your warrant Given under 
hands at Londonderry this 11th day of march in the year 
1736/7 

James Lindsay. 
James Nesmith. 
James Clerk. 
Sam 11 Barr. 

Select men 
Province of newhampshire 
Londonderry March y e 14 th 1736/7 

By virtue of the within warrant I have posted up S d war- 
rant as usuall and went to as many of the freeholders Houses 
as I Could in the time and notified them. 

Daniel Macduffi Constable 
Province of newhampshire 

Londonderry March y e 14 th 1736/7 
By virtue of the aforesaid warrant, The freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of Londonderry Duly Qualified assembl'd them- 
selves at the old meetinghouse upon Monday the 14 th Day of 
March 1736/ and did then and there, 
vote for Moderator Robert Wear 
also voted for Bepresentitive Bobert Boyes 

Anne Begui Regis Gorgii secundi deeime 

Pro: of N--hamp r ss 

In the House of Bepresentatives 

March 30 th 1737 

The Within Petition Bead and Voted that the last para- 
graph in the Petition as to having another Town meeting be 
granted and that the Freeholders and other Inhabitants 
qualifyed meet at the old meeting Hous in Londonderry on 
the third tuesday of April next to make Choice of town offi- 
cers for the year Ensuing as the law directs and that Nathan- 
iel Weare Esq r be a Moderator to Govern said meeting and 



190 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

that a Copy of this vote be set up by the Constables on both 
the Meeting Houses in the town two Sabbathe days before 
the day of meeting and all Persons Concerned are to Conform 
themselves accordingly 

James Jeffry Cler: assem 1 

Eodm die 

In the House of Represen: 

Upon Reconsidering the above vote Voted the House ad- 
heres to their former vote w T ith the addition that one of the* 
Honoerabl the Council be added with M r Weare 

James Jeffry Clar: Assm 1 

In Council April 1: 1737 

Read and Concurred and Richard Waldren Esq r is ap- 
pointed to Joyn with Nathaniel Weare Esq r to transact the 
above mentioned affare 

Rich d Waldron Sec y 

Same day I assent to the above votes 

J Belcher 

Copy Rich d Waldron Sec* 

Whereas there is no hour appointed in the above order of 
the General Court for holding the town meeting above men- 
tioned We the Comittee have tho't proper to order and' 

do hereby dereit that the said meeting shall begin at nine o' 
Clock before noon, as Witness our hands the 2 d of april 1737 

Rich d Waldron for y e Com ttee 

Anno Regui Regis Georgii secundi decime 

Pro: of N: Hamp r ss 

In the House of Representives March 30 th 1737 

The Within Petition Read and voted that the last Para- 
graph in the Petition as to having another town meeting be 
granted and that the freeholders and other Inhabitants quali- 
fyed meet at the old meeting house in Londonderry on the 
third tuesday of april next 

To make Choice of town officers for the the year Ensuing 
as the law directs and that Nathaniel Weare Esq r be a moder- 
ator to Govern said meeting and that a Copy of this Vote be 
6et up by the Constables on both the meeting Houses in the- 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 191 

town two Sabbathe days before the day of meeting and all 
Persons Concerned are to Conform themselves accordingly 

James Jeffry Cler. Assm 1 
Eod m die 

In the House of Eepresen. 

Upon Eeconsidering the above vote voted the House ad- 
heres to their former vote with this addition that one of the- 
Honorable the Council be added with Mr Weare 

James Jeffry Cle r Assem 1 
In Council April 1: 1737 

Eead and Concurred and Eichard Waldron Esq r is ap- 
pointed to Joyn with Nathaniel Weare Esq r to transact the. 
above mentioned affair 

Eich d Waldron Sec y 
same day I Assent to the above votes 

J Belcher 
Whereas there is no hour appointed in the above order 
of the General Court for holding the town meeting above 
mentioned We the Com tee have thot proper to order and do 
hereby dirict that the said meeting shall begin at nine o'Clock 
before noon as Witness our hands the 2 d of April 1737 

Eich d Waldron for the Committee. 
Londonderry April 18 th 1737 

I have posted up this order with the other two Sabbathe- 
days Samuell Een Ken Constable 

By vertow of the fore Going order the freeholders and 
other Inhabitants of Londonderry Meet April 19 th 1737 for 
the Choice of town offesirs for the Enshewing year 

voted there shall be five Select men for the Enshewing 
year the Names of the men is 

Eobert Boyes 
Eobert Weare 
Andrew Todd 
Thomas Willson 
Hugh Willson 

Select men 
voted for town Clerk John Wallace. 



192 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

voted that their shall be two Constables for the Enshewing 
year and they shall be allowed Equall in the allowances that 
the town makes to the Constables for their Service: the Con- 
stable for the Easterly Side of Beaver Brook is Matthew 
Taylor the Constable for the Westerly side is James Aiken 

voted for Sirvayers their Names is Alexander Benken 
James Callwell Moses Barnat Dan 11 Anderson John Archbald 
Sam 11 -Morison Sam 11 Mitchell Tho s Horner Jesse Cresty 
James Taggart Tho 3 Cochran John Taggart John Duncan 
Will m Aiken voted for tithing men their is Will m M tt Nell 
John Moreson tithing men 

voted for Howards their names is Francis Smiley Will m 
Nickels Howards 

voted for fence veiwers their Names is John Crumey 
Will m Humphry fence veiwers 

voted for a Com ttee to Search the towns aCompts their 
Names is John Wallace. Sen r Moses Barnat Bobert Clark 

Com ttee 

Londonderry May 16 th 1737 

You are hearby Bequired to Warn the Inhabetanes Propri- 
ators and free holders of this town to meet at their old meet- 
inghouse upon thursday the second day of Jun nixt at ten of 
the Clok before noon then and there 

l:ly to see what method the town will tak about schools 
for this year and Act there on 

2:ly to Call the trusttees that wer Chosn by the town to 
agree for the Beparing and finishing the old meeting house 
and whether it be don or not 

3:ly to see what is become of the money that lies ben 
sesed upon the town and Propriators these years past 

4:ly to see what method the Propriators of the old meet- 
ing hous will tak for the Bepairing of it and what is become 
of the money that was aloted for it 

5:ly to see if the town will Chouse aCommittee to peram- 
bulat or Bun the town lins 

6:ly to see if the town will alow Mr Achmuty to' Chouse 
his land in another part of the town where he sees Caus 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 193 

7:ly to see if the town will Chouse men to tak the 
Invoice this year: and this Shall be your Warant Given un- 
der our hand the day and year above mentioned 

To Mr. Mathow Tylor Constabl for the Easterly Sid of 
Bever Brook in Londonderry 

Robart Wear 
Robart Boys 
Thomas Willson 
Hugh Willson 
Andrew Todd 

Select men 

1 have posted the within Warning agreeable to the a proved 
Custom at the place of publick worship two Lordsday 

Atest pr 

Mathow Tylor Constabl 

[This warrant is given in the same words to James Aiken 
Constable for the westerly side of Beaver brook. — Ed.] 

By vertow of the fore Going Warant the free holders and 
Inhabitants of Londonderry meet at their old meeting house 
June 2 th 1737 

and voted for Moderator Ro* Wear 

l:ly voted that the schools shall be keep as formerly 
these years past and also voted that Each Quarter shall 
Chouse aCommitee to agree with their own Master the Com tee 
for the westerly side of Bever Brook is Will m Nute John 
Moore Sen r John Duncan Com tee 

The Com tee for the sou: Easterly side of Bever Brook is 
James Reid John Archbald Moses Barnat Com tee 

and the select men is to be a Com tee for the third Quarter 

2 :ly voted that the trustees is to bring in their Articls the 
nixt town meeting 

3:ly voted that the Com tee for serching the towns a 
Compts shall have time till the nixt town meeting to bring 
in their a Compts 

4:ly voted that the old meeting house shall be Repared 
and the select men for the time being shall hire Workemen 
to do the same 



194 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

5:ly voted that the town lins shall be perambulated and 
also voted that three men shall be a Com tee to do the sam and 
s d Com tee shall be men from a nother town not Intrested in 
Lo: deny and also voted that Robart Boys and John Arch- 
bald and Robart Wear shall hire s d Com tee and also voted that 
the proprietors shall pay s d Com tee 

6:ly voted that Mr Achmuty shall have leberty to Change 
his Cleame and tak it in any place of the undevided lands 

7:ly voted y fc their shall be two men to tak the Invoice 
for this year of the pole and Estats of this town and the men 
voted for taking the same is Robart Cochran Samuell Bar 

and also voted their wages shall be four pounds and ten 
shillings for the above s d Serves (viz) for taking the aforesaid 
Invoice of the pols and Estates of this town 

Province of New hamr 

You are hereby Required to warn the freehoulders of Lon- 
donderry in said province duly Qualified in Law to meet at 
the old meetting hous in Londonderry aforesaid on tusday 
the 23 of Augst Corrent at ten of the Cloak in the fore noon 
then and there 

l st ly to Chouse one fitt person Qualified in law to Repre- 
sent them in Gennaral assimbly 

2:ly to Chous a Com tee if they see Caus to take Carr if 
needbe to any thing Relating to the province lind 

3:ly to see if the Condition of fencing the Grave yeard be 
fullfiled or not and to act any thing there on 

and this shall be your Warran given under our hands at 
Londonderry August the 13 th 1737 

Robert Wear 
Thomas Willson 
Robert Boys 

Select men 
To Matthow Tayler Constable 

Londonderry August the 28th/1737 

pursuant to the within presept I have posted the said War- 
ran as uesuall, 

Matthew Tayler Constable 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 195 

[A copy of this warrant is given to James Aiken, Constable, 
followed by bis affidavit, recorded on page 102 of Vol. 2, 
Early Eecords of Londonderry. — Ed.] 

By vertow of the fore going Warnings the free holders of 
Londonderry meet at their old meeting house on August the 
23 th /17S7 

and voted for moderator, Eobart Wear 

1 st ly voted for Eepresentitive Robart Boys Esq r 

2:ly voted there shall be a Com tee Chosen to wait upon 
the Con tee that is to Run the province line now setting at 
Hamptown, and the men voted for is Robart Boys Andrew 
Todd Hugh Willson Com tee 

3:ly voted that the select men shall Call for the Articls 
of the Greve yeard and see if they be full fild or not 

Provance of New hamp sr 

Londonderry August 29 th 1737 

You are hereby Required to warn the propriators freehold- 
ers and Inhabitans of this town to meet at their old meet- 
ing house on wensday the twenty first day of September next 
at nine of the Clock in the fore noon then and there 

1 st to Call the select men and Constables to an a Ccount 
what or how the Town's propriators money is desposed of 
these four years by past and if they will not give the town and 
propriators an account to their acceptance of all and Every 
pairt of their money then for the town and propriators to 
Chuse a Com tee to shew the money out of their hands and the 
Com tee that have been Chosen to sarch the town's accounts 
are desired to give in their accounts that they have to the 
said meeting on the afore said day 

2 ly to see how much of the debts given in to the select 
men the town will alow to be apploted for this year & also 
what the propriators will alow to be apploted for the pro- 
priaty this year 

31y to see if the town will alow the select men to gett 
that money that was Lodged in John m u murphy's hand for 
Reparing the meeting house and this shall be your waran and 
make due return of this warran to us before the time of meet- 



19t) MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

mg on said day given under our hands the day and year 

above written 

Robert Boys 

Robert Wear 

Thomas Willson 

Hugh Willson 

Andrew Todd 

Select men 

To James Aiken Constable 

I have posted the within warning three several publick 
meeting day's upon the house of publick worship 
Attest P James Aiken Constable 

[This warrant was given in duplicate to Matthew Taylor, 
Constable, and recorded on page 104 of Vol. 2. Early Rec- 
ords of Londonderry. — Ed.] 

At a meeting of the propriators and freeholders of London- 
derry at their old meeting House on wensday Sept br the 21 th 
1737 

voted for moderator Robart Wear 

voted to adjourn said meeting to Oct br the 18: 1737 and 
the Reason of said adjournment is that the Constabals and 
Com tee of accounts did not meet according to warning to make 
up their accounts with the town accordingly the Moderator 
adjourned the said meeting to Oct br the 18 th 1737 at 9: of the 
Clock before noon 

Londonderry Oct br the 18 th 1737 

Meet according to adjournment 

and voted James Moore shall have no pay for that part of 
his fence that takes off no part of his land nor no man Else 
for any such fence the money for said fence is £1=04=0 

2:ly voted that the town will not pay that Charge Con- 
serning prosicuting Robert Boyes to be Constable for the year 
1736 the Charg is £14=13=09 

3:ly voted that the town will not pay that Charge brought 
in by Samuell Barr for petitionning the Geannarall Court for 
apresept and makeing return of the same the said Charge is 
£6=06=08 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 197 

4:ly voted that Eobart Wear John Morison and Will m 
Humphry shall be a Com tee to shew the Constabls at the law 
that have not pay'd up the sums of money that were Be- 
turned to them in their lists by the select men 

5:ly voted that all the debts given in to the select men 
perticulerly that Conserning the march meeting is to be ap- 
ploted on the town 

6:ly voted that the town shall pay the twenty one yeards 
of Cloath given to afreind for the towns Benifite brought in, 
in the select mens list of Charge 

7:ly voted that the select men shall Call for that money 
that the town lodged in Jo n m tt murphy's hand (viz) that 
money that Cap 1 m tt feturks gave to the bulding and repear- 
ing the meeting House and The select men shall take the 
said money and lay it out in reparing of the old meeting 
House and the select men shall discharge the said m u murphy 
in behalf of the town for said money 

Province of Newhampshir 

Londonderry Oct br the 22 th 1737 

You are here by Eequired to warn the propriators of this 
town to meet at their old meeting House upon tuesday the 
Eight day of Nov br at ten of the Clock before noon then and 
there 

l st ly to see if the propriators will sell a pis of land or lay 
down som other method to pay Mr John Goff Jun r his money 

21y to see if the propriators will answer John GofFs Jun r 
letter and this shall be your warrant given under our 
hands the day and year above mentioned 

Eobert Boyes 
Eobert Wear 
Thomas Willson 
Hugh Willson 

Select men 

to James Aiken town Constable 

[A duplicate of this warrant was given to Matthew Taylor, 
Constable and so recorded on page 106, Vol. 2, Early Eecords 
of Londonderry. — Ed.] 

By vertow of the fore going Warrant the propriators of 



198 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Londonderry meet at their old meeting House Nov br the 
Eight day 1737 and voted for moderator William Humphry 

l st ly Voted that the propriators will sell a peace or 
peaceses of land to pay John Goff Jun r his money the pro tera 
ose him upon an Exicusion. 

21y voted that the Com tee for laying out of mendements 
(viz) John Archibald James Rodgers and John Wallace shall 
go and vew som Common land for the pro ters Bennifite and 
make a Return of the same to the propr tors in order that it 
may be sold to pay the above said money to the above said 
Goff 

31y voted that Robert Wear John Archibald and moses 
Barnat shall be a Com tee to sell the above said lands and give 
a deed or deeds of the same in behalf of the pro tors as well as 
their own 

voted that this meeting shall be adjorned to the 22 day of 
this Instant at ten of the Clock before noon 

Londonderry Nov br 22 th 1737 

meet according to adjornment Nov br 22 th , 1737, and voted 
that the giving an answer to John Goff Jun ra letter is 
defer'd to the nixt propriators meeting 

Province of Newhampshire 

Londonderry Feb^ the 9 th 1737/8 

You are hereby Required to warn the proprietors Inhabi- 
tans and freeholders duly Qualifi'd within your Respective 
Bounds to meet at the old meeting house upon the fifth day 
of March by the order of the Charter but it being the Sabbath 
or Lords day you are to Warn them to meet upon Munday the 
sixth of march at nine of the Clock before noon then & there 

1 st ly to Choose all their town officers for the Enshewing 
year 

2:ly to see what meathod the town will take about schools 
for the Enshewing year 

3:ly to see if the town will lay down any meathod to Rise 
some money to help to Deffray the Charges of the province 
line 

4:lv to see if the town will Choose two men to take an 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 199 

Invoice of the pols and Esteats of this town for this Enshew- 
ing year 

5 :ly Entered at the Eequist of ten men to see if the town 
will aprove the old or New Eecord of that highway betwixt 
John Duncan's and the town that was presented to the Quar- 
ter sessions and they the s d sessions ordered the select men to 
lay it out upon good Ground 

6:ly to see if the town will alow Nathan m tt farland his 
Eeats the year past for the troble he heas had with his 
Brother, and this shall be your Warrant Given under our 
hands the day and year above mentioned 

Eobert Wear 
Thomas Willson 
Andrew Todd 

Select men 
To Mr. Matthew Taylor Constable for the Easterly Side of 
Beaver Brook 

I have posted the within Warning as usewall at London- 
derry March the 6 th 1737/8 

as wittness my hand his 

Matthew :m : Taylor 
mark 

Constable 

[A duplicate of this warrant was given to James Aiken, 
constable, and recorded on pages 107-108, Vol. 2, Early Eec- 
ords of Londonderry. — Ed.] 

By virtue of the for going Warrant the free holders and In- 
habitans meet at their old Meeting House March the sixth 
1737/8 and 

voted for moderator Liv* Andrew Todd 

voted that their shall be five select men for this Ensuing 
year and they are Eobert Wear Hugh Willson Liv 1 Andrew 
Todd Tho s Willson Moses Barnat Select men 

voted for town Clerk John Wallace town Clerk 

voted that their shall be two Constables for this Ensuing 
year and 

voted for Constable on the Easterly side of Beaver Brook 
John Humphra — and 



200 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Where as John Humphra Being Chosen Constable for the 
Easterly side of Beaver Brook it is 

voted that William Humphra by his own Consent shall 
serve as Constable in the Rume of the said John Humphra 
on the Easterly side of Beaver Brook 

voted for Constable on the Westerly side of Beaver Brook 
James Tagart — and 

voted that the said William Humphra and James Tagart 
shall have five pounds in money from this town for serveing 
as Constables this Ensuing year 

voted for leather sealer Hugh Bolton 

voted for sirvayers for high ways for this Ensuing year 
their Names on the Easterly side of Beaver Brook is 

Hugh Montgomre their Names on the Westerly 

Ezek 1 Morison side of Beaver Brook is 

Hugh Eodgers i John Craig 

John Moore Tho s Willson 

James Thomson Will m Holms 

Samuell Miller John Barnat 

Allex r Kellsy John Bell 

Will m Chambers Eobert Cark 

voted for tithing men Will™ Robertson Will m Humphra 
tithingmen 

voted for Howards Allex r m cc Neall Will m Gamble Tho 9 
Hoaig Howards 

voted for fence viewers and prizers Sam 11 Alleson Tho s 
Cochran 

voted for a Com tee to serch the town's accounts Hugh Ram- 
sey Robert Clark Jo n Wallace Com tee 

voted that the Second artical in the Warrant is Deffear'd 
to the aDjornment of the afore s d meeting 

voted that the town will Raise some money to healp to 
Deffray the Charg of the Province line for the Benefite of 
this town and 

voted that the said money is to be Raised by subscriptions 
off the proprietors of this town and an account kept of Each 
mans subscription that if the Publick shall hereafter pay the 



EARL ? RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 201 

Charges Each pson may and shall Recive his money again or 
some other ample sattisfaction 

also voted that two men on Each side of Beaver Brook (viz) 
proprietors shall Recive the money at the hand of Each pson 
so subscribing, and that the said men shall be accountable for 
the money, and y e mens Names is James Bleair Will m Hum- 
phra Hugh Willson Tho s Cochran 

Also voted that Robert Cochran Tho s Horner Rob* Clark 
and Tho s Willson, shall Recive the subscriptions at the hands 
of Each none Comoner in this town for the End afore s d and 
shall be accountable for the s d money that Each person shall 
subscribe 

voted that Robert Cochran and Tho s Campble shall take 
an Invoice of the pols and Estats of this town for this Ensu- 
ing year, and make return of the same to the select men of 
this town — and 

also voted that the town will allow the said Rob 1 Cochran 
and Tho s Campble five pounds of money for taking the said 
Invoice 

voted that the afore said meeting is adjorn'd to the first 
tusday in april nixt at ten o Clock before noon 

Londonderry April the 4 th 1738 

Meet according to adjornment and 

voted that there shall be but one publick school master for 
this Ensuing year, and said master shall be ordered by a 
Com tee to go from one Quarter of the town to another as said 
Com tee shall order from time to time and 

voted that the schoolmaster shall be ordered by a Com tee 
to Keep school at seven particular placeses or Houses in this 
town for this Ensuing year (viz) two mounths in the South 
Range, two monnths in the Doble Range, two mounths in 
the Backe Range or near James Gillmors in the paik, two 
mounths in the English Range, two mounths in the Aiken's 
Range, one mounth in the Most Conviniant place in the paik 
for them that has had but litle benefite of the schools 
hitherto, one mounth in Cannady in the most Conviniant 
place for them that has had but litle benefite hitherto, 



202 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

which is to be desided by lot where it shall begine by said 
Com tee — and 

voted for a Com tee to order the schoolmaster to the particu- 
lar Quarters or School Houses in this town for this Ensuing 
year, their Names is Hugh Willson Jo n Moore plain Jo 11 Wal- 
lace sen r Jo n Anderson Moses Barnat James Kodger Com tee 

voted that the town acquiesses with the Courts orders Con- 
serning that High way that was presented at the Quarter 
Sessions (viz) that High way from John Bells to Cannady 

voted that the select men is to alow Nathan m cc farland 
his Eeats for the year past for the trobl he has had with his 
Brother 

Province of Newhampshire 

Londonderry may y e 15 th 1738 

You are hereby Required to Warn the proprietors within 
your Respective bounds to meet at their old meeting House 
upon thursday the first of June nixt at ten of the Clock be- 
fore noon then & there 

1 ly to see if the proprietors will Chous a Com tee to give 
Deeds of the lands that they Choos a Com tee to sell to Defray 
the Charg of Jo n Goffe' Jun r ' 3 action 

2ly to hear transcripts of lands Red and to aprove or Dis- 
aprove them 

3 ly to see if the proprietors will alow Matthew Reid a 
transcript of a second Devision that was laid out to that land 
that he purchased, that he Cannot find any Record of 

4 ly to see whither the proprietors will treat with John 
Goffe Jun r Conserning apeace of land that he is looking after 
from them 

5 ly to see whither the town will lay down any method to 
the select men to lay out High ways to sundrey persons that 
are wanting them, and this shall be your warrant 

Given under our hands the Day and year above mentioned 

Rob 1 Wear 
Tho s Willson 
Hugh Willson 
Moses Barnat 
Andrew Todd 

Select men 



EABLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 203 

To Mr James Taggart Constable for the westerly side of 
Beaver Brook 

Province of New hampshire 

Londonderry June y e 1 th 1738 
In obediance to y e within presept I have posted it upon y e 
meeting House three Publick days 

P James Taggart Constable 

[A duplicate of this warrant was given to William Hum- 
phrey, constable for the easterly side of Beaver Brook. — Ed.] 

By vertue of the fore Going Warrant the proprietors of 
Londonderry meet at their old meeting House June the 1 th 
day 1738 and 

voted for moderator Li 1 Andrew Todd 

voted that the former Com tee (viz) Rob 1 Wear John Archi- 
bald and Moses Barnat shall be Continnowed as a Com tee to 
Give Deeds of these peaces of lands that they the Com tee (viz) 
Rob 1 Wear Jo 11 Archibld and Moses Barnat hath sold to pay 
John Goffe Jun r his money y 1 the proprietors ow'd him upon 
an Exicusion 

voted that the severall transcripts Read at said meeting 
is to be put on Record in the town Book and s d transcripts 
is approved of by the proprietors of the aforesaid London- 
derry to there perticuler owners Benefite (viz) one for Robert 
Armstrong one to Mark Hunkens one to James m tt Neall two 
to Abraham Holms one to John Given one to Samuell Greves 
one to Joseph Simmonds one to Hendrey Green also eleven to 
the proprietors one to James Clark and the proprietors one to 
Hugh Mountgomrey one to Andrew Spalding, 

Londonderry June 1 th 1738 

We do protest against the vot past y 1 I William Humphra 
shall not have the priviledge of our towns vots nor in Enter- 
ing his Claim Conserning to his land that he wants or in 
selling of any Comon lands against the law of Justis for one 
proprietor to sell an others lands 

voted that Will m Humphra's transcript of part of his sec- 
ond Division is not to be put on Record unless he will alow 
land in s d Return for a high way through that land he bought 
from Allex r Neckell's 



204 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

voted that Andrew Spaldings transcript is to be put on 
Record 

voted y* the third Article is Deferd to y e nixt proprietors 
meeting 

voted that Rob 1 Wear James Nesmith & Samuel Barr shall 
be a Com tee to agree with Jo 11 Goffe Jun r a bout a peace of 
land he is a hiking after from them, and s d Com tee is to order 
s d Goffe to have it laid out according as s d Com tee and Goffe 
may agree about s d land 

the fift article is Deferd 

Province of Newham sr 

Londonderry August the 1 th 1738 

You are hereby Required to warn y e proprietors within 
your Respective Bounds to meet at the old meeting House 
upon thursday the seventeen of this Instant August at ten 
o' the Clock before noon then and there 

1 st ly to see what the proprietors will do with Jo n Goffe 
Jun r about a pice of land that he is a looking after from them 
that Com tee was Chosen to treat with him about it are De- 
sired to Bring a Report to the proprietors meeting what 
they have Don with him about it 

2 ly to see whither the proprietors has ordered the Com tee 
of meadow's to take away any of Jo n Creaigs and Will m Nutts 
or not 

3 ly to see whither the proprietors will sell apice of land 
to Will m Nickels that he has Improven it being Comon and 
he did not know of it 

4 ly to see if the proprietors will sell apice of land to Mr 
Tho s Bacon 

5 ly to hear transcripts Read and approv'd of or not, and 
this shall be your Warrant Given under our hands the Day 
and year above mentioned 

Robert Wear 
Tho 8 Willson 
Hugh Willson 
Andrew Todd 
Moses Barnet 
Selectmen of Londonderry 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 205 

To Mr James Tagart Constable for the Westerly side of 
Beaver Brook 

[A duplicate of this warrant was given "to William Hum- 
phra constable for the easterly side of Beaver Brook" and is 
recorded on page 115, Vol. 2, Early Kecords of Londonderry. 
—Ed.] 

By vertue of the fore going Warrants the proprietors of 
Lo: Derry meet at their old meeting House August the 17 th 
1738, and voted for moderator Robert Wear 

1 st ly voted that the first article shall be Defeard to the 
15 th of Sep br nixt Ensuing 

2: ly voted that the proprietors did not order the Com tee 
of meadows to take a way any of Jo 11 Creaigs and Will m Nutts 
meadows from them that they the s d Creaig or Nutt Can pro- 
duce any Records or transcripts from under the s d Com tee?s 
hands 

3:ly the third articl is Defear'd at this time 

4:ly voted that the proprietors will not sell any land at 
this time 

51y voted that Will m Humphra's transcript of part of his 
second Division is aprov'd off by the proprietors for s d Hum- 
phra's Benefit and his asigns for Ever 

voted that this afore s d meeting shall be adjorn'd to Sep br 
next the 15 th day at Eight o' the Clock before noon 

the proprietors of Londonderry meet according to adjorn- 
ment the 15 th of Sep br 1738 

and voted by the proprietors afore said to adjorn the said 
meeting to the second wensday of oct br nixt at ten o' the 
Clock before noon 

the proprietors of Londonderry meet according to adjorn- 
ment the second wensday of oct br the 11 th day 1738 

it is voted and agreed upon by the proprietors of London- 
derry that they agree and Confirm this agreement as follow- 
eth made with Jo 11 Groffe Jun r and the proprietors Com tee of 
Londonderry Chosen for that End at ameeting of the propri- 
etors held at the old meeting House June the 1 th day 1738 
(viz) Robert Wear James ISTesmith and Sam 11 Barr about a 



206 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

full shear or propriety in s d Londonderry and said agreement 
is as followeth (viz) that Jo n Goffe Jun r shall have sixty acres- 
of land for a horn lot made Good as other horn lots are in 
said Londonderry Quantity and Quallity Considered with two 
acres of meadow laid out in the first Comon meadow that can 
be found in s d Comons or land Equivelant to two acres of 
meadow as also twenty six pounds and Eight shillings in bills 
of Cridit pay'd to him the s d Jo n Goffe Jun r by the proprie- 
tors of s d Londonderry in full setisfaction for all the s d Jo n - 
Goffe Junr* 3 Right and title for lands and meadows that the 
s d Jo n Goffe Jun r Can Claim Challainge or Demand from the- 
proprietors of s d Londonderry for Ever: by Reson of his 
Name being Entered in the schedule of Londonderry's Char- 
ter, and it is further to be known and understod that the- 
s d Jo n Goffe Jun r doth Confirm s d agreement by his signing 
sealing and Delivering a Quitt Claim deed of all his Right 
and title in s d Londonderry to s d proprietors s d Deed bearing 
date sep tr the 15 th 1738 

the Returns of Jo n Goffe Jun r?s land being Read to the 
proprietors of Londonderry is approven of by s d proprietors 
for the Benefit of s d Goffe and his assigns for Ever 

two Returns being Read to the proprietors (viz) one to his- 
Excellencey Sam 11 shute and one to Tho 8 Westbrook was ap- 
proven of by s d proprietors for the Benefite of said shute and 
Westbrook and their assigns for Ever 

P Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

Province of Newhamp r 

Londonderry August 31 th 1738 

You are here by Required to warn the proprietors within- 
your Respective bounds to meet at the old meeting House 
upon friday the fifteen day of sep tr nixt at ten o' the Clock 
before noon then and there 

1: ly to see what methoud the proprietors will take to 
Regulat some mistakes that are Entered in the town book 
Consenting the proprietory 

2: ly to see if the proprietors will alow Jo n and Tho 8 m* 
Cleary other land in the Comon for that land that was laid 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 207 

out to them, and Chouse a Com tee to Give them Deeds of it 
3:ly to see what answer the proprietors will Give to Jo n 
Roby's pitition: and this shall be your warrant given un- 
der our hand the day and year above mentioned 

Robert Wear 
Tho s Willson 
Hugh Willson 
Moses Barnet 

Select men 
to M r James Taggart Constable for the westerly side of 
Beaver Brook 

I have posted this warrant as usel two sabath days 

P me James Taggart Constable 

[A duplicate of this warrant was issued "to Will m Hum- 
phra, Constable for the Easterly side of Beaver Brook," and 
recorded on page 117, Vol. 2, Early Records of Londonderry. 
— Eix] 

By vertue of the foregoing Warrants the proprietors of 
Londonderry meet at their old meeting House afriday the- 
15 th of sept r 1738 

and voted for Moderator Robert Wear 

voted that the third article in the warrant is deffer d to the 
second wensday of oct br nixt. after being Read 

the second article being Read is voted to be Deffer'd 

voted that the aforesaid meeting shall be adjorned to the- 
second wensday of oct br nixt Ensuing the Dat hereof: at ten 
o' the Clock before noon 

the proprietors of Londonderry meet at their old meeting 
House oct r the second wensday the 11 th of s d Instant at ten 
o' the Clock before noon according to adjornment 

the third article in the warrant being Read and Considered 
it is voted that said article anent Giveing Sam 11 Roby an an- 
swer to his pitition is Deffer'd 

the first article in the warrant being Read it is voted and 
agreed upon by the proprietors of Londonderry that there 
shall be a Com tee of five men Chosen and appoynted by said 
proprietors to serch the town Books and feind out what fals 



208 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Records they Can in s d Books and it is also agreed upon by 
said proprietors that the said Com tee shall present a pitition 
to the first Gennerall Court that shall site at portsmouth to 
see of his Excellency and their Honnours will Grant us some 
order or power to Eegulat all the fals Eecords that Can be 
found in s d Books, and it is to be understood by s d vote that 
the afore said proprietors is to bear all the Expance or 
Charges that shall arise Either in serening the Books or in 
the s d Com tee ' s applying to the Gennerall Court upon the 
afore said account, and the Com tee Chosen for the afore said 
End is Robert Wear Sam 1 Greaves Jo n Bleair sin r James 
Clark and Jo 11 Wallace sin r . 

Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

Province of Newhampshire 

Londonderry Nove br the 6 th 1738 
by vertue of an Express in his Maj. ta Name from M r Eleazer 
Russal head sherreff of this province to us 

You are hereby Required fourthwith to warn the proprie- 
tors freeholders and Inhabitants of s d Londonderry Duely 
Qualified by the law to Convine at the old meeting House 
upon tusday the seventh of this Instant at nine o' the Clock 
before noon then and there 

l:ly to Chous one fit person Duely Qualified in law to 
Represent them in Jennarel Assembly now sitting in ports- 
mouth in s d province and this shall be your Warrant Given 
under our hands the Day and year above mentioned 

Robert Wear 
Thomas Willson 
Hugh Willson 
Moses Barnet 
Andrew Todd 
Select men of L: Derry 
To James Taggart Constable for the Westerly side of 
Beaver Brook 

Province of Newhampshire 
Londonderry November the 7 th 1738 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 209 

By Viertue of this precept I have Warned the people to 
this town meeting as far as time would alow 

P me James Taggart Constable 

[A duplicate of this warrant was given to "Will m Hum- 
phra constable for the Easterly side of Beaver Brook" and re- 
corded on page 119, Vol. 2, of Early Eecords of Londonderry. 
—Ed.] 

Province of Newhampshire 

Londonderry November the 7 th 1738 

by Viertue of the aforesaid Warrant the propre trs and other 
Inhabitants Duely Qualifed by law meete at the old meeting 
House upon tusday y e 7 th of Nov br 1738 and did then & there 
vote for moderator — Eobert Wear 

also voted for Representee — Hugh Willson 

P Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

Province of Newhamp r 

Londonderry November y e 9 th 1738 

You are hereby Requiered to Warn the proprietors Inhab- 
itants and freeholders of said Londonderry to Convine at 
the old meeting House in said town upon mounday the 27 tb 
day of this Instant november at ten o ? the Clock before noon 
then & there 

l:ly: to see if y e town will Receive y e seats in the old 
meeting House from those men y 1 Joyns with y e other side of 
the town they Giveing them up under their hands 

2: ly: to see if the town will vote y fc the ministers sallary 
be Raised this present year as these leat years past 

3 : ly to see if the town will vote that y e select men shall 
asses so much money as shall pay all the publick Debts that 
are Due upon the town 

4: ly: to see how much money y e proprietors will Raise 
for to Defray the Charges of the propriety for this present 
year 

5: ly: to see if the town will oblidge the Constables that 
was Chosen to serve for y e year 1737 to Reaise the money that 
was assed upon the Scoolers or their parrents for that pres- 
ent year or lay down some other Method how it shall be 
Reaised 



210 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

6:lj: to see if the town will Give y* Com tee that was 
Chosen to sue the Delinkquant Constables of ** Londonderry 
full power to sue all the Delinkquant Constables of sd Lon- 
donderry 

7: ly to see if the town will alow the m l Clentos any thing 
for y e the Bridges that they have made betwixt and amas- 
ceage and this shall be your Warrant Given under our hands 
the day and year above mentioned 

Thomas Willson 
Moses Barnet 
Andrew Todd 

Select men 
To M r James Taggart Constable for the westerly side of 
Beaver Brook 

Province of Newhampshire 

Londonderry Nove br y e 27 th 1738 

I Eeceived this paper Dericted to me in form of atown 
Warrant but not signed by the select men I therefore supose 
it hath no authority, notewithstanding I have posted it ac- 
cording to former Custom 

P me James Tagger Constable 

[A duplicate of this warrant was given to "M r Will m Hum- 
phra Constable of the Easterly side of Beaver Brook" signed 
by "Robert Wear Tho s Willson Moses Barnet Andrew Todd 
select men/' and recorded on page 121, Vol. 2, Early Records 
of Londonderry. — Ed.] 

Province of New sr 

By Veirtue of the fore Going Warrant being leaugally 
Call'd the proprietors freeholders and Inhabitants of London- 
derry meet at their old meeting House November y e 27 th 
1738 and voted for moderator — Jo n Morison 

1: ly the first article in the fore going Warrant being 
Read and Considered by the freeholders & Inhabitants of 
Londonderry afore s d it is voted and agreed upon that the 
select men of s d Londonderry shall be a Com tee to treat or 
agree with the people of M r n^Gregore's sosiety about their 
seats in the old Meeting House the pleace appoynted for said 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 211 

Com tee to meet is at the old meeting House December next 
Ensueing the 14 th day: 1738 

2: ly: the second article in the foregoing Warrant being 
Read & Consid rd by the freeholders and Inhabitants of sd 
Londonderry it is voted and agreed upon by sd freeholders 
& Inhabitants of sd Londonderry that the ministers sallary 
of the old meeting House shall be Eaised and assesed for this 
Euning Year as it has been these years by past (viz) assest 
upon the seats of the old meeting House of sd Londonderry 
according to their former agreement which may more fully 
appear in this book of Records for sd Londonderry 

3: ly: the third article in the fore Going Warrant being 
Read & Consid rd by y e freeholders & Inhabitants of sd Lon- 
donderry it is voted and agreed upon by sd freeholders & In- 
habitants that the select men of sd Londonderry shall asses so 
much money upon sd Inhabitants as shall pay all the publick 
Debts Due upon the aforesaid Inhabit ts which are given in 
into the sd select mens list of publick Debts for this present 
year 1738. abstract from the proprietors 

4: ly: the forth article in the fore going Warrant being 
Read and Considered by y e proprietors of sd Londonderry, 
it is voted and agreed upon by sd proprietors that the select 
men of sd Londonderry shall asses ten shillings of publick 
bills of Creidet upon Each proprietor of sd Londonderry for 
this present year 1738 to Defray lawsuts and other Charges 
that may arise upon y e propriety 

5: ly: the fift article in the fore Going Warrant being 
Read and Considered by y e freeholders & Inhabitants of * 
Londonderry it is voted and agreed upon by sd freeholders 
and Inhabitants that they will oblidge the Constables of Rd 
Londonderry (viz) James Aiken & Matthew Tailor that was 
Chosen to serve as Constables for the year 1737 to Colect the 
scoolmasters money as it is alridy assesed upon the parrants 
of the scoolers which may more fully appear by lists given to 
sd Constables for that End 

6 : ly : the six article in the fore Going Warrant being 
Read and Considered by the freeholders & Inhabitants of 
Lo n Derry it is voted & agreed upon by said freeholders & 



212 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Inhabit ts that the former Com tee that was Chosen to sue De- 
linkquant Constables at the law (viz) Kobert Wear Jo n Mori- 
son & Will m Humphra is Rechosen with full Power & author- 
ety from us the proprietors freeholders and Inhabitants of 
8d Londonderry to sue and to prossecute all and Every one 
of the Delinkquant Constables of sd Londonderry at the law 
with full power to substytute one or more aturnnys as sd Com- 
tee shall think fite. and it is further to be known by sd vote 
that the aforesaid proprietors and freeholders Doth promise 
and Ingage to bear and pay all Cost and Charges that shall 
or may arise in sueing or in prossecuting the afore sd Consta- 
bles at any Court or Courts within this His Maj tes province 
of newhampshire afore sd 

7: ly the seventh article in the fore Going Warrant being 
Read & Considered by the freeholders and Inhabitants of sd 
Londonderry it is voted and agreed upon that Michall m l 
Clinto & Will m m 1 Clinto shall have twenty shillings P year 
pay'd to them by the Inhabitants of sd Londonderry for the 
space of ten years providing that they the sd m 1 Clintos do 
keep up two Good sofisiant Bridges over Great Cohassat upon 
the high way or Road to amascage for the speace of ten years 
Commenceing the time from this present year 1738 & 

Province of newhampshire. 
Londonderry Jan ry y e 19 th 1738-9 

You are hereby Required to warn the proprietors and In- 
habitants of Londonderry afore said upon whom the Minis- 
ters sallary is assesed upon to meet at y e old meeting House 
upon tusday y e sixt Day of feb ry next Ensuing at ten o' the 
Clock before noon then & there 

1 st ly to see how they will Dispose of y e Remaining part 
of y e sallary that is assesed upon them after they have paid 
y e surviving Widow of y e Revr d M r Tho s Thomson our leat 
Deces d minister What was Due to him. and this shall be 
your Warrant Geven under our hands y e Day & year above 

Rob 1 Wear 
Tho 9 Willson 
Moses Barnet 
Andrew Todd 

Select men 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 213 

To Will m Humphry Constable in y e Easterly side of Beaver 
Brook 

I have posted this Warrant as useuall P me Will m Hum- 
phry Constable 

[A duplicate of this warrant was given to "James Taggart 
Constable in y e Westerly side of Beaver Brook/' and is re- 
corded on page 124, Vol. 2 9 of Early Eecords of Londonderry. 
—Ed.] 

Province of Newhampshire. 

By veirtue of y e fore Going Warrant being leaglly CalPd 
the proprietors & freeholders of Londonderry met at the old 
meeting House of sd Londonderry on tusday the sixth of feb ry 
1738-9 and 

voted for moderator — Eobert Boyes Esq r 

the first article in y e fore Going Warrant being Eead and 
Considered by y e proprietors & freeholders of sd Londonderry 
it is voted & agreed upon by sd proprietors & freeholders that 
the select men of sd Londonderry shall pay & Clear off what 
was Due of y e sallary of one hundred & forty pounds for the 
year 1738 to y e Eevr d M r Tho s Tomson leat Decesed minister 
of sd Londonderry and that y e sd select men shall Give the Ee- 
maining part of y e sd years sallary to M m Fra s Thomson 
Widow to y e sd M r Thomson to y e support of mantaining her 
Child Allex r Thomson 

We the under subscribers protest against y e paying of any 
Ministers Eates assesed by y e select men of Londonderry for 
y e year 1738 as also y e actings of this present meeting feb ry 
y e 6 th 1738 

1 st Because a Great Number who are assesed in this Eate 
are paying yearly sallary to another setled minister 

2 ly because y e meeting at which this Eate was voted was 
warmed by a paper signed only by mens Names in a private 
Capacity & not as select men. James Clark Jo n Blair James 
Blair 

Province of Newhampshire 

Londonderry feb ry y e 15 th 1738-9 
You are hereby Eequired to Warn y e proprietors freehold- 



214 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

ers & Inhabitants of this town Duly Quallifyd By law to meet 
at y e old meeting House upon monday y e fifth of march at 
nine o' the Clock before noon then and there 

1 st ly Chouse all their town officers for y e Ensuing year 

2. ly to see what method they will take about school or 
schools for the Ensuing Year 

3. ly to see if y e town will Chouse two men to take an In- 
voice of y e pols and Estats of this town for the Ensuing Year 

4: ly to see what method y e town will take about Daniel 

m* Aferson Considering his scircomstance laying at Charges 

5. ly to see if y e town will Chouse one two or three fitt 

men for to Record high ways and fences that y e town has paid 

for 

and this shall be your Warrant Given under our hands 
the dav and year above mentioned 

Rob 1 Wear 
Tho 8 Willson 
Hugh Willson 
Andrew Todd 
Mo 9 Barnat 

Select men 
to James Taggart Constable for y e westerly side of Beaver 
Brook 

Province of Newhampshire 

Londonderry march y e 5 th 1738-9 
I have posted this prescept according to former Custom 

P me James Taggart Constable 
[A duplicate of this warrant was given "to Will m Humphra 
Constable for y e Easterly side of Beaver Brook," and recorded 
on page 125, Vol. 2, Early Records of Londonderry. — Ed.] 

By virtue of the fore Going Warrant being leagaly Call' d 
the proprietors freeholders & Inhabitant of Londonderry met 
at their old Meeting House on Monday y e fifth Day of March 
1738-9. and. 

Voted for moderator — Rob* Boyes Esq r 

the first article in the fore Going Warrant being Read and 
Consider'd by sd freeholders & Inhabitants and it is voted 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 215 

for select men for the Ensuing Year Liv* Andrew Todd Tho 3 
Willson Hugh Willson Mo 3 Barnat Allan Anderson Select 
men 

voted for town Clerk Jo 11 Wallace sin r for y e year Ensuing 

voted for a Constable on y e Easterly side of Beaver Brook 
for y e Ensuing Year Sam 11 Alleson 

voted for a Constable on y e Westerly side of Beaver Brook 
for y e Ensuing Year Will m Adams. 

Whereas Will m Adams being Chosen Constable for y e Wes- 
terly side of Beaver Brook for y e Ensuing Year it is voted and 
agreed upon by sd freeholders & Inhabitants that James Tag- 
gart (viz) by his own Consent shall serve as Constable in y e 
Eum of sd Will m Adams for y e Ensuing Year, and it's further 
to be Known that y e ■* Taggart serves as Constable at y e sd 
Adams Charge 

voted that y e ■* Constables shall have five pounds for Co- 
lecting all y e Eats that shall be assesed or apploted by y e 
select men of ■* Londonderry for y e Ensuing Year 

and it is also agreed upon by sd vote that Each Constable 
shall have his Equall share of y e afore sd five pounds according 
to y e Eats that they shall Colect on Each side of Beaver 
Brook for y e Ensuing Year 

voted for lather sealer for y e Ensuing Year Hugh Bolton 
Sealer 

voted for tithing men for y e Ensuing Year Will m Humphra 
Tho 3 Cochran tithing men 

voted for surviers for y e Easterly side of Beaver Brook for 
the Ensuing Year Jo 11 Eichey Jo n Morison Daniel Anderson 
Tho 3 Willson. Benj m Thomson. James Willson Allex r Kelsey 
David Hunter Tho s Morison surviers 

voted for surviers for y e Westerly side of Beaver Brook for 
y e Ensuing Year James Doak Jo n Cromey Sam 11 Dickey Jo 11 
Barnat W m Aiken Jo 11 Hunter surviers 

voted for Howards for y e Ensuing Year Sam 11 Boyd Jo n 
Bleair Jun r Allex r Walker Will m Hogg Howards 

voted for fence vewers & prizers for the Ensuing Year Ar- 
chilbald Clendinin Eob* Clark fence vewers 



216 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

voted for a Com* 66 to serch the towns accounts for the En- 
suing Year Hugh Ramsey Rob* Clark Jo 11 Wallace siner 
Com tee 

voted that Rob 1 Cochran & Tho s Campbel shall tak an In- 
voice of y e pols and Estats of sd Londonderry for this Ensuing 
year, and make areturn of y e same as soon as possable to the 
select men of sd Londonderry 

voted that y e publick school shall Go from Each Quarter of 
sd L: Derry to y e other as it did in the year 1738 & 

the forth article of y e fore Going Warrant Being Read and 
Considered by y e freeholders & Inhabitants of sd Londonderry 
it is voted and agreed by sd freeholders & Inhabitants that y e 
select men of sd L: Derry shall provide Irons at y e towns 
Coast to secure Daniel m 1 Afarson from hurting or Desturbing 
any of y e Inhabitants of sd Lo: Derry. and it is further 
agreed upon by sd Inhabitants that y e select men of sd L: 
Derry shall not bear any more truble or Expences with the 
sd m l Afarson then any other person or persons in sd town 
and it is hereby to be Known by sd vote that Each Inhabi nt of 
sd town shall lodge and take Care of sd m* Afarson for y e space 
of 24.hours and so to take him to his next Neighbour untill 
he shall Go through y e whole Inhabitants of sd town if need 
so Require, and if it shall so happen that any person shall 
Refuse and negiact and not lodge nor take Care of sd m l 
Afarson as other persons in sd town Dos, that then By virtue 
of sd vote the select men are to asses ten shillings as they 
do other Rats and add sd ten shillings to Each mans Rats that 
so Refuses or negiact to take Care or lodge y e ** m* Afarson 
as other Inhabitants in sd town Dos 

the fifth article in y e fore Going Warrant being Read and 
Considered by the free holders of sd town it is voted and 
agreed upon by said free holders that the select men of sd 
town shall agree With y e town Clerk to put all the Disburss- 
ments of the town Rats Espashally fences and high ways paid 
for by sd Inhabitants in abook provided by y e town for that 
End ' 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 217 

the fore Going Warrants and y e tranceations of y e afore- 
said meeting 

Eecorded this 10 th Day of march 1738-9 

P. Jo 11 Wallace town Clerk 

Province of Newhampshire 

Londonderry March y e 19 th 1738-9 

You are hereby Eequired to warn the proprietors of sd town 
Within your Eespective Bounds to meet at y e old meeting 
House upon Wensday the fourth Day of aprile at nine o' the 
Clok Before noon then and there. 

1 st ly to see if y e proprietors will Chouse a Com tee to 
search the town's accounts to see if y e town be Indebted to 
y e proprietors or y e proprietors to y e town 

2. ly to see what Meathod y e proprietors will tak to pay 
their Debt 

3. ly to see if ye proprietors will Chouse a new Com tee 
to Commence or Defend Law suts against Incrochers on the 
bounds of the town or Continen y e old Com tee 

and this shall be your Warrant Given under our hands 
the Day and year above mentioned 

Allan Anderson 
Hugh Willson 
Andrew Todd 
Moses Barnet 
Tho s Willson 

Select men 
to Constable Jam 5 Taggart in y e Westerly side of Beaver 
Brook 

Province of New: sh r 

Londonderry aprile y e 4 th 1739 
I have Posted this precept according to former Custom 

P. me Jam s Taggart 

Constable 

[A duplicate of this warrant "to Sam 11 Alleson Constable 
for the Easterly side of Beaver Brook" and recorded on page 
129 of Vol. 2, Early Records Londonderry. — Ed.] 



218 MANCHESTER HISTOItIC COLLECTIONS. 

Province of New. sh r 

By Virtue of the fore Going Warrant being legaly Cal' d 
the proprietors of Londonderry met at y e old Meeting House 
april y e 4 th 1739 and. 

Voted for moderator Jo u Morison sin r 

the first article in y e fore Going Warrant being Read and 
Consider'd by sd proprietors it is voted not to Choose a 
Com tee for the End mentioned in y e fore Going Warrant 

the second article in y e fore Going Warrant being Read 
& Consider'd by sd proprietors it is voted and a Greed upon 
by sd proprietors that y e select men are hereby Impowered by sd 
vote to pay all the 9d proprietors publick Debt so fare as they 
find money in any of y e Constables hand Either of town or 
proprietors money, and What Debt Remains, the — Select 
men are to Make a Return to sd proprietors of sd Debts against 
y e next proprietors meeting in order to make a new asses- 
ment. 

the third article in y e fore Going Warrant being Read and 
Consider'd by sd proprietors it is voted & agreed upon by sd pro- 
prietors that the former Com tee (viz) Robert Wear James 
Rodgers & Sam 11 Barr is to Continow with all y e power that 
Ever they had as a Com tee to Defend y e town S d Londonderry 
from Incrochers from any town or towns Whatsoever Re- 
corded P 

Jo n Wallace 
town Clerk 

Province of New-sh r 

Londonderry march y e 19 th 1738-9 

You are hereby Required to Warran the proprietors free- 
holders & Inhabitants of sd town Within your Respective 
bounds to meet at the old meeting House upon wensday the 
fourth Day of april at Eleven o' the Clok before noon then & 
there 

1-ly to see if the town will Discharge all the Constables 
of the Desperat Debt that is in their lists that they may pay 
the Rest of the money 

2. ly to see if y e town will Chouse a Com ttee to Judge 
What are or how much Desperat money is in the Constables 
lists and make Return of y e same 



EARLY RECORDS OP LONDONDERRY. 219 

3. ly to see if y e town will Chouse a Com tee in the Diferant 
parts of the town to lay out y e high ways in y e town 

4. ly to see if y e town Will Chouse and Impower a Com tee 
to lift the money that was lodged in Jo 11 m* murphys hand 
to Eepar the old meeting House & What Repairation they 
will make upon it. 

5. ly to see if the town will Eepair y e pond Bridge or alow 
the surviers that belongs to that presenct to Repair it. 

and this shall be your Warrant Given under our hands 
y e Day and Year above Written 

Hugh Willson 
Tho s Willson 
Allan Anderson 
Moses Barnet 
Andrew Todd 

Select men 
To Constable James Taggart in the Westerly side of 
Beaver Brook 

Province of New. sh r 

Londonderry april y e 4 th 1739 

I have posted this precept according to former Custom P 
me James Taggart Constable 

[A duplicate of this warrant was given "to Sam 11 Alleson 
Constable in the Easterly side of Beaver Brook," and Eecorded 
on page 131, Vol. 2, Early Records of Londonderry. — Ed.] 

Province of New. sh r 

By virtue of the fore Going Warrants being legally Called 
y e proprietors freeholders & Inhabitants of Londonderry 
met at the old meeting House of sd Londonderry april y e 4 th 
1739. and. 

voted for moderator Jo 11 Bleair sin r 

the first article in y e fore Going Warrants being Read and 
Considered by sd freeholders & Inhabitants, it is voted and a 
Greed upon to Discharge all y 6 Constables of sd Londonderry 
of all the Desperat Debt that may be found in their lists, 
which lists is to be Judged by a Com tee Choosen & appoynted 
for that End (viz) to Judge What is Desperat Debt or What 



220 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

is not. or what sd Constables May be Justly Charged with, or 
Discharged from and it is also to be Known by sd vote that if 
it shall so hapen at any time that any of sd Constables shall 
Receive any of the sd Debts that they shall make areturn of 
the same to the select men for y e time being for the use of 
s d proprietors or Inhabitants of Londonderry 

the second article in y e fore Going Warrants being Eead 
and Consider'd by sd free holders & Inhabitants it is voted 
and A Greed upon by sd freeholders & Inhabitants that Liu 1 
Todd James Eeid and Eobert Clark shall be a Com tee auth- 
rized and appoynted to Judge What is Despreat Debt in all 
the Constables lists of sd Londonderry, from the first Con- 
stable of sd town to this present Instant april y e 4 th 1739 and 
it is to be further to be Known by sd vote, that sd Com tee is 
to Discharge all y e sd Constables of What they think is Des- 
perat Debt in their lists 

Liu 1 Todd 
James Reid 

Rob 1 Clark 

Com tee 

the third article in the fore Going Warrants being Read & 
Consider'd it is voted and a Greed upon that y e select men is 
to lay out all the publick & privat High ways in sd town 

the fourth article in the fore Going Warrants being Read & 
Consider'd by sd freeholders & Inhabitants it is voted and a 
Greed upon that Patrick Douglas and Allan Anderson & 
Liu 1 Todd shall be a Com lee authrized and appoynted by sd 
proprietors freeholders and Inhabitants to Receive that 
money that the town lodged in Jo n M 1 Murphy's hand by a 
vote at a town Meeting held at y e old meeting house of sd 
Londonderry Jan ry y e 24 th 1734-5 (viz) 

that money that Cap 1 m 11 Fetrick's Deceas' d Gave as a Gift 
to the building of y e old meeting House of sd Londonderry, 
and sd Com lee is hereby Impowr'd to Discharge the y e afore 
sd Jo n m 11 Murphy for sd money, and it is further to be 
Known by sd vote, that if it shall so hapen that the said Jo 11 
m 11 Murphy shall Refuse to Deliver up sd money for the use 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 221 

afore sd. that y e sd Com tee (viz) Patrick Douglas Allan Ander- 
son and Liu* Todd is hereby Impowered to sue or prossecut 
for y e same at any of His Maf tes Courts of Judicattuer in sd 
province, and it is further to be Known by sd vote that y e 
proprietors of y e old meeting House of sd Londonderry is to 
bear all y e Coast and Charges that shall or may arise upon 
y e same (viz) those that are proprietors or adhears to the old 
meeting House afore sd 

Patrick Douglas 
Allan Anderson 
Liu* And w Todd 

Com tee 

the fifth article being Read and Consider'd it is Defear' d 
Recorded 

P. Jo n Wallace 

town Clerk 

Province of New.shire 

Londonderry June the 27 th 1739 

You are hearby Required to Warn the proprietor's free- 
holders and Inhabitants of sd Londonderry Within Your Re- 
spective bounds, to meet at the old meeting House upon 
thursday the twelth Day of July next Ensuing the Date here- 
of at ten o' the Clock before noon then & there 

1 st ly to see What method the town will take about those 
seats in sd old meeting House that is Returned to the 
select men to be sold 

2: ly to see what meathod the town will take to pay their 
supliers 

3: ly to see if the town will alow Rhods or High ways to 
Hugh Bolton Jo 11 Durham and the Cokses, and Charls Stuart 
and Robert Gilmore that they may have some Corespondance 
with their neighbours as others in s d town 

4: ly to see what the town will Do With Patrick Douglas 
and James Callwell about a high way that the select men has 
laid out betwen them leading to Chaster, and has offered 
them the towns price for it and they will not take it but has 
stoped said high way till they be paid for it 



222 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

5 : ly to see what the town will Do with Hugh Willson 
that is trublsom to 8d town and this shall be your Warrant 
Given under our hands y e Day and Year above mentioned 

Thos Willson 
Allan Anderson 
Hugh Willson 
Andrew Todd 
Moses Barnet 

Select men 
To M r James Taggart Constable in the Westerly side of 
Beaver Brook 

Province of N. shire 

Londonderry July y e 12 1739 I have posted precept ac- 
cording to former Custom 

P James Taggart Constable 

[A duplicate of this warrant addressed to "M r Sam 11 Alle- 
son Constable for y e Easterly side of beaver Brook" is re- 
corded on pages 133-4, Vol. 2, Early Records Londonderry. 
—Ed.] 

Province of Newhampshire 

By virtue of the fore Going Warrants being leagally Called 
and Warned the proprietors freeholders and Inhabitants of 
Londonderry met at the old meeting House, July the 12 th 
1739, and voted for moderator 

Jo n Morison se r mod tr 

l st ly The first article in the fore Going Warrant being 
Read and Consider' 3 by s d proprietors freeholders & Inhab- 
itants it is voted and agreed upon by s d Inhabitants that 
there shall be a Com tee Chosen Consisting of five men. 
to treat & agree with those men (viz) James Aiken and Mat- 
thew Taylor that is to make a Return of their seats or pews 
in y e old meeting House of s d Londonderry to the select men 
of Londonderry afore sd to be sold according to their Con- 
venant or agreement With s d sealect men and it is fur- 
ther to be known by s d vote that y e sd Com tee is to agree and 
buy s d seats or pews at a Reasonable price, for the use and 
Benefit of sd Inhabitants 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 223 

the s d Com tee,s Names are. Liut Andrew Todd Robert Boyes 
Esq r Will m Humphra Hugh Willson Jo 11 Wallace se r Com tee 

2 : ly The second article in the fore Going Warrant being 
Eead and Considered by s d proprietors freeholders & Inhabi- 
tants^ it is voted & agreed upon by s d Inhabitants that they 
will Eaise and asses money upon s d Inhabitants according to 
law and Custom of s d province to pay their suppliers or 
preachers of the Gospel in the old meeting House of s d Lon- 
donderry 

3 : ly the third article in the fore Going Warrant being 
Read and Considered it is voted and agreed upon that the 
select men of s d town shall Regolat and lay out What high 
ways is needfull for s d Inhabitants 

the forth and fift article being Read it was voted to De- 
fare s d articles (viz) the 4: and 5 & 

Province of New. shire 

Londonderry Sept br y e 18 th 1739 

You are hereby Required to Warn the proprietors free- 
holders & Inhabitants Within your Respective Bounds to 
Meet at the old Meeting House upon Saturday the sixth Day 
of oct br next at nine o' the Clock before noon then & there 

1 st ly to see what meathod the town will take to Call a 
Minister ofthe Gospel to Labour a mongst them & Chouse 
Commissioners to Prossecut the same 

2: ly to see what presbyterien Minister preacher or pro- 
bationer they will Call to Labour a mongst them 

3: ly to see what Incuragment they will Give for the 
settelment of sd minister preacher or probationer when Call'd 

4: ly to see how much yearly sallary they will propose to 
Give to such Minister preacher or probationer as they will 
Call 

5: ly to see if the proprietors freeholdher & Inhabitants 
of L: Derry will vot that the money to be Raised for paying 
suppliers shall be Raised from the Inhabitants that attend 
the ordinances at the old meeting House only, or whether 
they will vot that the people that adhears to M r m tt Gregore 
shall pay or be Exempted Considering their Erregullar Build- 



224 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

ing a Meeting House at James Aikens to the Great Disturb- 
ance of the peace of sd town 

6: ly to see if the town will vot that the town Clerk shall 
Eecord a protest Given in at a town Meeting held y e 12 th of 
July last past, by M r Jo n Bleair & others Considering the 
form that sd protest is Drod in 

7: ly to see if the town will vot that the most Westerly 
Meeting House in the Westerly side of sd town shall be the 
place of publick Worship when set off by authority 

8: ly to see how much money they will vot to be Eaised 
to Defray The Charges of the town for this year 

9: ly to see how much money the proprietors will vot to 
be Eaised of the proprietors for to pay their Debts & Defray 
the Charges of s d proprietors for this year 

10: ly to see if the Inhabitants will vot that their be an 
Equall Division of high ways according to the Number of 
men in the town and that their be a Com tee Chosen to Divied 
s d highways in Equall shars.to Each Quarter in s d town 

11: ly to hear our towns accounts Eead that we may know 
how the towns money has been Disposed that has been 
Colected in the years 1738 & 1739. 

and this shall be your warrant Given under our hands the 
Day & Year a bove mentioned 

Allan Anderson 
Hugh Willson 
Tho s Willson 
Moses Barnet 
Andrew Todd 

Select men 

To M r Sam 11 Alleson Constable for the Easterly side of 
Beaver Brook 

Province of New: shire 

Londonderry oct br y e 6 th 1739 
I have posted the within precept according to former Cus- 
tom 

' P me 

Sam 11 Alleson Constable 



EARLY RECORDS OP LONDONDERRY. 225 

[A duplicate of this warrant was made out to "M r James 
Taggart Constable for the Westerly side of Beaver Brook/' 
and recorded upon page 136, Vol. 2, Early Records of Lon- 
donderry. — Ed.] 

Province of New: shire 

By Virtue of the fore Going Warrants being legally CalPd 
&c. the proprietors freeholders and Inhabitants of London- 
derry mett at the old meeting House oct br y e 6 th 1739. and 

voted for Moderator Rob* Boys Esq r mod tr 

1 st ly the first article in the fore Going warrant being 
Read and Considered by the proprietors freeholders and in- 
habitants of s d Londonderry, it is voted and a Greed upon by 
s d Inhabitants that they will adhear & a Gree to the Rules 
of. the presby tr which is to held at Londonderry afore s d 
the 10 th Day of this Instant Currant, (viz) in the Choise of 
a minister of the Gospel to Labour a mongst them, it is also 
voted and a Greed upon by s d Inhabitants that Rob* Boys 
Esq r Lieu* Andrew Todd and Moses Barnet shall be a Com tea 
appoynted to Joyn with the sesion of s d Londonderry to pros- 
secut a Call at the afore s d presby tr for M r Will m Davidson 
probationer 

2: ly the second article in the fore Going warrant being 
Read and Considered by the proprietors freeholders and In- 
habitants of s d Londonderry, it is voted and a Greed upon by 
s d Inhabitants that M r Will m Davidson preacher of the Gospel 
shall be their settled Minister of s d Londonderry if he the s d 
M r Davidson see caus to tak up with the Proposels that may 
be made to him on that account 

3: ly the third article in the fore Going warrant Being 
Read and Considered by the proprietors freeholders & Inhabi- 
tants of s d Londonderry it is voted and a Greed upon by s d 
Inhabitants that they will Give for Encuragment of Settle- 
ment to the s d M r Davidson one Hundred & sixty pounds of 
passable Bils of Credite, the one half to be paid this Year & 
the other half to be paid next Year following, the s d money 
to be assesed on the s d Inhabitants by the select men of s d 
Londonderry, and to be Colectted by y e Constables 



226 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

4: ly the fourth article in the fore Going warrant being 
Read and Considered by the proprietors freeholders & In- 
hab ints , it is voted and a Greed upon that s d Inhabitants will 
Give one Hundred & sixty pounds of passable Bils of Credite 
to the afore s d M r Davidson for yearly sallary During his 
aboade or preaching of the Gospel in s d Londonderry* 

5: ly the fifth article in the fore Going Warrant being 
Read and Considered by y e proprietors freeholders & Inhabi- 
tants of s d Londonderry, it is voted & a Greed upon by s d 
Inhabitants that they will pay their suppliers or preachers of 
the Gospel in the old meeting House according to the law 
a Custom of s d province 

6: ly the sixth article in the fore Going Warrant being 
Read and Considered by s d Inhabitants, it is voted and a 
Greed upon by s d Inhabitants that that protest mentioned in 
the sixth article of the fore Going Warrant shall not be put 
on Record in our town Book 

*Rev. William Davidson, a native of Ireland, who married the 
widow of Mr. Thomson, succeeded that divine as pastor of the 
East Church in 1739, continuing in that capacity for fifty years, 
or until his death, February 15, 1791, in his eightieth year. His 
wife outlived him five years. 

This year, 1739, the General Court invested sundry persons in 
the westerly part of the town with parish privileges, and it 
became known as the "West Parish." Rev. David MacGregor, 
son of Rev. James MacGregor, the first minister of the town, 
became the minister of this new society. Mr. MacGregor had 
been a pupil under Rev. Matthew Clark, his father's successor, 
and he was an eloquent preacher, much beloved by his parish- 
ioners. But religious dissensions had already crept in, which 
lasted for nearly forty years. Mr. Parker in speaking of this 
says: 

• "The site first selected by the West Parish and a house erected 
there was known as W T est Hill. But a number of families resid- 
ing in the easterly part of the town being dissatisfied with Mr. 
Davidson's ministry, and particularly attached to Mr. Mac- 
Gregor, as he was the son of their former pastor, and more 
evangelical in his doctrinal views, and a more talented preacher 
than Mr. Davidson, united with the newly formed parish, and 
thus occasioned a change in the location of their house of wor- 
ship from the Hill, so called, to Aiken's Range." More than 
this it brought about an unhappy condition of society. This 
move caused about forty of the families of the West Parish to join 
the other, while as many families left the East Parish to become 
a part of the rival church. This unfortunate division not only 
severed friendly and social ties, but it awoke bitter' animosi- 
ties between the members of the two religious societies, caus- 
ing even the pastors to ignore each other. — Editor. 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 227 

7 : ly the seventh article in the fore Going warrant being 
Read and Considered by s d Inhabitants it is voted and a 
Greed upon that the most westerly Meeting House in the 
westerly side of s d town shall be the place of publick worship 
for that parish when sett off by authority and: Laws of s d 
province 

8 : ly the Eight article in the fore Going Warrant being 
Read & Considered by s d Inhabitants it is voted & a Greed 
upon by s d Inhabitants, that the select men of s d town shall 
asses so much money upon the poles & Estates of s d town as 
shall be sufficant to pay all the publick Debts, that s d select 
men has made a Return of at the afore s d meeting, together 
with what more Just Debts may be Returned to s d selectmen 
before the assesment of the afore s d money, y e 9 th article 
passed in the Negative 

10: ly the tenth article in the fore Going Warrant being 
Read and Considered by s d Inhabitants, it is voted and a 
Greed Upon to Divied the High ways in s d town according to 
the Number of poles in s d town, and also voted that their 
shall be five men Chosen as a Com tee to Divied s d High ways 
where there is Complents made. s d Com tee is Hugh Willson 
Allan Anderson Tho s Horner Tho s Bogles Tho s Willson 

11: ly the 11 th article being. Read is Deffer'd at this time 

Will m Gregg Jo n Gregg James Nesmith Jo n Bleair James 
Clark James Reid Sam 11 Barr Daniel m tt Duffee Jo 11 M lt Mur- 
phy James Lindsay David Hunter James Anderson Do 
Deshent a Gainst the vote passed on the fifth article in the 
fore Going Warrant 

Jo 11 m u Murphy Jo n Jameson Enters their Deshent against 
the first five votes passed upon the fore Going articles and 
the vote passed upon the seventh article 

James Nesmith & James Reid Enters their Deshent a- 
gainst the first five votes passed upon the fore Going articles 
and the vote passed upon the seventh article 

James Reid 
James Nesmith 

We the subscribers Do Enter our protest & Deshent against 



228 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

the first five articles and seventh article of the town warrant 
now Disscussed being y e 6 th of oct br 1739 Jo 11 Anderson 
James Gregg James Adames James Lindsay Will m Adames 
Jo n Gregg 

Province of Newhampshire 

Londonderry oct br y e 6 th 1739 
By vertue of a precept Derected to us from M r Russel 
shireff of sd province you are hereby Required to warn the 
proprietors freeholders and Inhabitants Within your Respec- 
tive Bounds Duly Quallifyd by Law to meet at the old meet- 
ing House upon Mounday the 22th Day of sd Instant at nine 
o' the Clock before noon then and there 

lstly to Elect one fit person Quallifyd in the law to Rep- 
resent the sd town in assembly appointed to be Conveened 
and held at the Court House in ports mouth on Wensday the 
24th Day of sd Instant 

2: ly Entered at the Request of some none Commaners to 
see if the town will vote that the none Commaners shall be 
allow'd pay for their highs and fenceing as will as the propri- 
etors or Els to free the none Commaners from paying the pro- 
prietors for their High ways and fenceing 

and this shall be your warrant Given under our hands the 
Day and Year above mentioned 

Allan Anderson 
Hugh Willson 
Thos Willson 
Moses Barnet 
Andrew Todd 

Select men 
To Mr James Taggart Constable for the Westerly side of 
beaver Brook 

Province of Newhampshire 

Londonderry oct br 22th 1739 
I have posted this precept according to former custom 

P. me James Tagart Constable 
[A duplicate of this warrant was given "To Mr. Sam 11 Alle- 
son Constable for the Easterly side of Beaver Brook," and 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 229 

recorded upon page 140 of Vol. 2, of Early Eecords of Lon- 
donderry. — Ed.] 

Province of New: shire 

By vertue of the fore Going Warrants being legaly Call'd 
the proprietors freeholders and Inhabitants of Londonderry 
meet at the old meeting on mounday the 22th Day of oct br 
1739 and 

Voted for moderator Livt Andrew Todd 

the first article in the fore Going Warrant being Bead it is 
voted that Robt Boys Esqr shall be their Eepresentive of sd 
L: Derry 

the 2d article being Eead and Considered it is passed in the 
neagetive 

Province of New . . . . sr 

Londonderry Febry y e 18 th 1739/40 

You are here by Required to Warn the proprietors free 
holders & Inhabitants of sd town duly Quallified in law, to 
meet at the old meeting House upon wensday the fifth Day of 
March, at nine o' the Clock, before noon, then and there 

l. st ly to Chouse all their Town officers for the Ensuing 
Year 

2. ly to see what meathod they will take a bout schoolor 
schools 

3. ly to see if the Town will approve of the select men 
sending out Robt Cochran &. James Adams, to take the In- 
voice for this present year, and if they will make some addi- 
tion to their wadges 

4: ly to see if they will Chuse two men to take ye Invoice 
for the Ensuing Year 

5. ly to see what meathod the town will take to pay men 
for the land that the high ways takes of them where there 
is no land allow'd for highways 

6. ly to see whether they will Vote that the pay for fence- 
ing be as formerly or whether they will Vote no pay for the 
futter 

7. ly to hear trancscripts Read and approven or disap- 
proven of 



230 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

8. ly to see what meathod they will take about some land 
that Alexr Nikels says that he is wronged of 

and this shall be your Warrant Given under our hands 
the Day and the Year above mentioned 

Moses Barnet 
Allan Anderson 
Andrew Todd 
Hugh Willson 
Tho s Willson 

Select men 
To Mr James Tagart Constable for the Westerly side of 
Beaver Brook 

Province of New . . . . sr 

Londonderry March the fifth 1739/40 
I have posted the within precept according to former Cus- 
tom 

P. me James Tagart Constable 

[A duplicate of this warrant given ".To Mr Samll Alleson 
Constable for the Easterly side of Beaver Brook/' and re- 
corded on page 142 of Vol. 2, Early Records of Londonderry. 
—Ed.] 

Province of New. . . . sr 

By virtue of the fore Going Warrants being legally call'd 
the proprietors freeholders & Inhabitants of Londonderry and 
province afore sd, met at their old meeting House on wens- 
day the fifth Day of March 1739-40. and, 

Voted for a moderator, for sd meeting Jo n Morison sin r 

Voted for select men for the year Ensuing Thos Willson 
Allan Anderson Andrew Todd Hugh Willson Moses Barnet 
select men 

Voted for town Clerk, for the Year Ensuing, Jo 11 Wallace 
sin r 

Voted for Constables, for the Year Ensuing, James Gill- 
more for the Easterly side of Beaver Brook, and James 
Smith for the Westerly side of Beaver Brook, and to be paid 
as formerly for their serving as such 

Voted for leather sealers David Hopken, Jo n Cockes 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 231 

Voted for tithing men, Willm Thomson fair Jon Cochran 
Willm Cockes tithing men 

Voted for surviers for the Ensuing year, and for the Eas- 
terly side of Beaver Brook Andrew Clendenin Jam 8 Dunlap 
Jo n Cochran Jo 11 Archibald Jo 11 Stewart Jun r James Willson 
miller Alex r Kelso Piter Christy Sam 11 Moreson Hugh Munt- 
gomry surviers 

for the westerly side of Beaver Brook Will m Nutt James 
Blair Jo 11 Tagart Tho s Hoige Jo n Bell Matthew Wright sur- 
viers 

Voted for Houards for the Ensuing year Frances Smilly. 
Hugh Eodgers black James Willson Rob* Thomson Rob* 
Riddel Houards 

voted fence vewers & prizers for the year Ensuing Jo n m tt 
Keen Jo 11 Cromey fence vewers & prizers 

voted for a Com tee to search the selectmens or the towns 
accounts for the Ensuing Year James Aiken Jo 11 Wallace 
sin r Rob* Clark Com tee 

2. ly the second article in the fore Going Warrant being 
Read and Considered by the afore s d Inhabitants, it is voted 
that there shall be but one publick school in s d town, for this 
Year Ensuing 

3. ly the third article being Read of the fore Going war- 
rant it's voted that the s d town, approves of the select men's 
sending out Rob* Cochran & James Adams to take an Invoice 
of the poles & Estats of s d town, for the year Ensuing, and 
also that there shall be an adition made of ten shillings to 
their wages, for the s d service 

4. ly. voted on the fourth article, that the same men (viz) 
Rob* Cochran & James Adams is to take an Invoice of the 
poles and Estats of s d town, some time in the months of Jan ry 
& Feb ry or before the fifth Day of March next Ensuing the 
Date hereof, & make a Return of the same to the select men 
for the time being 

5. ly Voted on the fifth article, that there shall be no pay 
alowed any person in s d town, for high way land for the fut- 
ter, Except where any highway gos the lenth of any person's 



232 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

land or angls on a mans land, that then any such person, 
or persons, shall have Reasonable pay for what land such 
highways takes off their land 

6. ly the sixth article in the fore Going warrant being 
Read and Considr' d by s d Inhabitants, it's voted that there 
shall be no pay alowed any person or persons, by the select 
men of s d town, for fenceing high ways for the futter 

7. ly voted on the seventh article, that Alex r Xikels being 
a proprietor in s d town, shall be made Equall in one shear 
with other proprietors in s d town 

8. ly the Eight article being Read & Considered by the 
proprietors it is voted, that the severall Returns or tran- 
scripts Read at s d meeting is to be put upon Record, and is 
approven of by s d proprietors (viz) one for Abram Holms, 
one for George & Tho s Clark, one for Sam 11 Morison & 
Stephen Perce & one for James Nikels 

We the subscribers Being proprietors and Inhabitants of 
Londonderry Do by these presents Protest a Gainst the vote 
as it was acted by a majority of s d proprietors and Inhabitants 
of Londonderry, the fifth and sixth articles of the town war- 
rant then voted upon it being Contrary to the laws of this 
province made and provided (viz) on the 5 th Day of march 
1739/40 

James Morison 
James Reid 
Matthew Reid 
David Vance 
Jo 11 Humphrey 

Protests 
Recorded this 15 th of march 1739-40 

P. Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

Province of Newhampshire 

Londonderry July y e 5 th 1740 

You are hereby Required to Warn the proprietors Free- 
holders & Inhabitants Duly Qualified in Law to Meet at the 
old meeting House upon Monday the 21 th Day of this Instant 
at ten o'Clock Before noon then & there 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 233 

l.'ly to Chouse one meet person Duly Qualified in Law to 
Eepresent them to sit in Genrall Assembly to meet at the 
Court House in Portsmouth on Wensday the 23 th Day of this 
Instant Currant at ten o'Clock Before noon 

And this shall be your Warrant Given under our hands 
the Day and Year above mentioned 

Allan Anderson 
Tho s Willson 
Andrew Todd 

Selectmen 
To James Gilmore Constable in the Easterly side of Beaver 
Brook 

Province of Newhampshire 

In obedince to the within precept I have posted this War- 
rant three publick days according to Custom 

P. James Gilmore Constable 

[A duplicate of this warrant was made "To James Smith 
Constable in the Westerly side of Beaver Brook/' and recorded 
on page 145, Vol. 2, Eecords of Londonderry. — Ed.] 

Province of New. s 1 ' 

By Virtue of the fore Going Warrant Being legally Call'd 
the proprietors freeholders & Inhabitants of Londonderry 
met at the old Meeting House on Monday the 21 st Day of 
July 1740. and 

Voted for moderator, Hugh Willson 

Voted for Representitive Eobert Boyes Esq r 

Recorded this 28 th of July 1740. 

P. Jo 11 Wallace town Clerk 

Province of New. sh r 

Londonderry Sep br y e 1 th 1740 

You are hereby Required to Warn the proprietors free 
holders & Inhabitants Within your Respective Bounds to 
meet at y e old meeting upon tusday y e sixteen Day of this In- 
stant at ten o' the Clock before noon then & there 

1. ly to see how much town Reats they will vot to asses 
for this year 

2. ly to see if y e town will Chouse & Impower a Com tee to 



234 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

lift that money from Jo n m c Murphy that they put into his 
hand by a vot till, they pleased to Call for y e same & Give 
Every parish their Equall share of y e same 

3. ly to see if the town will tak som prudent meathod to 
lift the money from y e Constables that are Delinequant 

4. ly to see if y e town will Repear y e pond Bridge at y e 
neck of y e pond upon y e publick Charge of y e town or not 

5. ly to see if y e proprietors will vot to Rais any money to 
Defray the Charges of the propriety for this year 

6. ly to hear transcripts Read & approven or not 

And this shall be your Warrant Given under our hands 
the Day and year a bove mentioned 

Allen Anderson 
Hugh Wills on 
Thomas Willson 
Andrew Todd 
Moses Barnet 

Select men 
To James Gillmor Constable in y e Easterly side of Beaver 
Brook 
P. N — sr 

Londonderry sep br y e 16 th 1740 
In obidence to y e Within precept I have posted this War- 
rant two publick Days. 

James Gillmore Constable 
Recorded P. Jo 11 Wallace town Clerk 
[A duplicate of the above warrant, excepting that the 
word "House" was given immediately after "meeting" in the 
third line, was made out to "James Smith Constable in y e 
Westerly side of Beaver Brook," and recorded on page 145, 
Vol. 2, Records of Londonderry. — Ed.] 

Province of New: shire 

At a meeting of y e proprietors freeholders and Inhabitants 
of Londonderry and province afore said Sep br y e 16 th 1740. 
then voted for moderator 

Tho s Willson 

The first article of y e fore going Warrant Being Read and 
Considered by s d Inhabitants it is voted & agreed upon that 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 235 

y e select men of s d Londonderry shall applot or asses all y e 
Publick Debts of s d town. viz. all y e list of Debts Read at' the 
afore s d meeting y e total sum of s d list amounting to fifty 
pounds 

The second article of y e fore Going Warrant being Read 
and Consider 3 it is voted and a Greed upon to Call for that 
money that the town lodged in Jo 11 m* Murphy's hand in the 
year 1734 the total sum of s d money amounting to twenty 
Eight pounds viz. that money that was to Repare the meet- 
ing House and lay in the hands of the heirs of Cap 1 Car- 
gill Deceased, and it is also voted and agreed upon that Hugh 
Ramsey Samuell Barr & Jo 11 Wallace sin r shall be a Com tee 
to Call for s d money and it is hereby to be understood by s d 
vot that if it shall so hapn that if y e s d Jo 11 mt Murphy 
Neglect or Refuse to Deliver up y e afore s d money to y e afore 
s d Com tee that then we y e s d Inhabitants Doth Authirise & ap- 
poynt y e s d Com tee they or Either of them then to sue and 
prossecute y e afore s d Jo n m* Murphy Before any Judge or 
Judges Justice or Justices in any Court or Courts and shall 
act & do Every thing needful in y e procuring the afore s d 
money with as full ample authority as if we y e whole Inhabi- 
tants of y e afore s d Londonderry were all present and it shall 
be in y e power of s d Com tee or any of them to Constitute ap- 
poynt make & ordain & substitute one or more attorneys 
under them if they or any of them think meet and conveni- 
ant in y e afore s d affair and that ye Cost & Charges thereof 
shall be at y e Expence of y e whole Inhabitants afore s d and 
it is also to be known by s d vot that the s d Com tee is to Dis- 
charge y e s d m tt Murphy for s d money when Received also 
voted that y e above s d money is to be Equally Devided 
amonge y e proprietors afore s d . viz. y* money y e town 
lodged in Jo n m tt Murphys hand in the year 1734 & was to 
Repair y e meeting House 

The third article of y e fore going Warrant being Read it 
is voted and agreed upon to Chouse a Com tee to sue all the 
Delinquant Constables of s d Londonderry, & s d Com tee voted 
for is Hugh Ramsey Sam 11 Barr & Jo n Wallace sen r & it is 



236 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

hereby to be Known that we y e afore s d Inhabitants do author- 
ise & appoynt y e s d Com tee they or Either of them to sue & 
prossecute y e s d Delinquant Constables them or any of them 
Before any Judge or Judges Justice or Justices in any Court 
or Courts & shall act & do Every thing needfull in that afear 
with as full ample authority as if we y e whole Inhabitants of 
y e afore s d Londonderry were all present and it shall be in 
y e power of s d Com tee or any of them to Constitute appoynt 
make & ordain & substitute one or more attorneys under 
them if they or any of them think meet & Conveniant in the 
afdre s d affear, and that y e Cost & Charges thereof shall be at 
y e Expence of y e whole Inhabitants afore s d 

The afore s d Meeting is adjorned to tusday y e 30 th of s d 
Instant at ten o ? the Clock before noon 

Liv 1 Todd Will m Humphry & Rob 1 Wallace Enters their 
protest against the adjornment of y e afore s d Meeting 

Tusday y e 30 th of Sep br 1740, then y e afore s d Inhab ts met 
according to adjornment, and voted to Build the pond Bridge 
at the charge of y e town 

Rob 1 Wallace Sam 11 Dickey James Tagart & Jo u Wallace 
sen r Enters their protest against a hand vote on y e fourth 
article of y e fore Going Warrant 

The fifth article of y e fore Going Warrant being Read and 
Consider'd by the proprietors of s d L: Derry, it is voted 
& agreed upon to asses or aplot six shillings on Each propri- 
ety for this present Year and to be assesed by y e select men 
of s d L: Derry 

The Sixth article being Read, the following ttrancrepts or 
Returns was approven of one to James Nickels Deceas'd one 
to Benj n Keeder one to y e Hon 11 Rob 1 Achmuty of one hun- 
dred & fifty acres which is full setisfection for one Hundred 
& Eighteen pounds he paid for y e proprietors upon James 
Wallace Deceas'd Case two to Robert Weir, one to Jo n 
Given one to Sam 11 Greaves and to their assigns for Ever 

Province of Newhampshire 

Londonderry Jan ry 2G th 1740-1 
You are hereby Required to warn the proprietors freehold- 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 237 

ers & Inhabitants in Your Respective Bounds Duly Qualli- 
fied in law in s d town to meet at the old meeting House upon 
tusday the tenth day of fe br next at ten o' the Clock Before 
noon then & there 

I s ly To Chouse one meet Pson Duly Quallifled in law to 
Represent them to the Genrall Court that is to meet at ports- 
mouth upon thursday the twelth of fe br at ten o' the Clock 
Before noon at the Court House in portsmouth 

2. ly To see what y e town will do with some orders that is 
in the Constables hands for money that was Given them by 
the select men to pay y e towns Debts that the Com tee of ac- 
counts wont Receive from them 

and this shall be your Warrant Given under our hands 
the day and year above mentioned 

Hugh Willson 
Andrew Todd 
Allen Anderson 
Tho 3 Willson 
Moses Barnet 

Select men 
to M r Ja s Gilmor Constable for the Easterly side of Beaver 
Brook 

province of Newhampshire 

Londonderry fe br the tenth 1740/41 
this warrant has ben posted two publick days according to 
the Custom 

Ja s Gillmor Constable 

[A duplicate of this warrant, given to "M r Ja s Smith Con- 
stable for the Westerly side of Beaver Brook/' is recorded on 
page 149, Vol. 2, Records of Londonderry. — Ed.] 

Province of Newhampshire 

By virtue of the fore Going Warrants Being legaly Cal'd 
the proprietor freeholders and Inhabitants of L: Derry met 
at the old meeting House on tusday the tenth day of fe br 
1740/41. and 

voted for Moderator Jo u Bleair 

the first article in the fore Going Warrant Being Read it 



238 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

is voted that Sam 11 Barr shall Eepresent the s d town of Lon- 
donderry at the Jenerall Court which is to be holden at 
Portsmouth the twelth day of s d Instant 

The second article in the fore Going Warrant Being Bead 
it is voted that Tho s Steel & Tho s Bogle shall be a low'd ten 
shillings Each for Extrordenery Wages for serving as Consta- 
bles in the year 1732. and also 

voted that James Callwell shall be Descharged for that 
order that lay in his hand, that the Com tee of towns accounts 
wod not receive from him, the total sum of s d order amount- 
ing to fifteen pounds 

Recorded P. Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

Province of Newhampshire 

Londonderry Jan ry 26 th 1740/41 
You are hereby Required to Warn the proprietors within 
your Respective Bounds to meet at the old meeting House 
upon tusday the tenth of fe br at one of the Clock in the after 
noon then & there 

I s ly to see what meathod they will take with the Delin- 
quant proprietors that dos not pay their proprietory Beats 

2. ly to hear transcripts Read and approven or Disap- 
proven 

and this shall be your Warrant Given under our hands 
the day and Year above mentioned 

Tho s Willson 
Hugh Willson 
Andrew Todd 
Allan Anderson 
Moses Barnet 

select men 
To James Smith Constable in the Westerly side of Beaver 
Brook 

[A duplicate of this warrant was given to "M r Ja s Gillmore 
Constable for the Easterly side of Beaver Brook," and re- 
corded on page 150, Vol. 2, of Records of Londonderry. 
—Ed.] 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 239 

Province of Newhampshire 

By virtue of the fore Going Warrants being legally CalPd 
the proprietors of Londonderry met at the old meeting House 
on tusday the tenth day of fe br 1740/41 and 

voted for moderator Ja s Eodgers 

The fifth article of the fore Going Warrant Being Eead 
and Considered it is voted & agreed upon to prefear a suppli- 
cation to the Generall Court which is to set at portsmouth 
the twelth day of fe br Corrant, in order to procure a law to 
Dispose of so much of the Delinquant proprietors lands as 
may be suffisant to pay up their propritory Eeats Equall with 
other proprietors of s d Londonderry according to the Claws 
of the Charter of the afore s d Londerry and also voted that 
James Eeid James Nesmith and Jo n Wallace shall be a 
Com tee authorised and Impowered by s d proprietors to prefear 
the afore s d supplycation to the s d Generall Court 

The second article being Eead of the fore Going warrant 
the Hon 11 Eob* Achmuty had a transcript of his amendment 
and adition lands Eead and approven of by s d proprietors for 
the Benefit of the s d Achmutty and his assigns for Ever 

and to prevent mistacks Conserning the afore s d transcript 
it is hereby noted that there is six acres of mendment land 
laid out on said transcript more than What is Eeturn'd in 
the list of mendment there being a wrong Eeturn made in 

the s d list viz. (11 acres) whereas there should 

have ben 17 acres 

Province of Newhampshire 

Londonderry February y e 17 th 1740/41 

You are hereby Eequired to Warn the freeholders proprie- 
tors and Inhabitants Duely Quallifled in Law within your 
Eespective Bounds to meet at the old meeting House upon 
thursday the fifth Day of March at ten of the Clock before 
noon then & there 

1. ly to Chous all their town & old parish officers for the 
Ensuing Year 

2. ly to Chouse two men to take the towns Invoice for the 
Ensuing Year 



240 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

o. ly to see if they will vote to move the faire from the 
old Meeting House it Being a very Great Deterement to some 
Psons and Conclude upon some Convenieant place to hold it 
where y e Inhabitants may suffer least Damage by it 

4. ly to hear the accounts of the Dispursments of the 
money assesed upon the town these three or four Years last 
past, which accounts is in the hands of the Com tee Chosen 
by the town to Count with y e select men 

and this shall be your Warrant Given under our hands 
the Day & Year above mentioned. 

To James Smith Constable in the Westerly side of Beaver 
Brook 

Hugh Willson 
Tho s Willson 
Moses Barnet 
Allan Anderson 
Andrew Todd 

select men 
Londonderry march the 1 th 
I have made a due Return according to Law 

James Smith Constable 
[A duplicate of this warrant was given "To M r Ja 9 Giil- 
more Constable Eastrely side of Beaver Brook/' and recorded 
on page 152, Vol. 2, Eecords of Londonderry. — Ed.] 

Provence of New .... shire 

Londonderry y e 5 th 1740/41 
in obidance to the within Warrant I have posted s d War- 
rant according to the formore Custom P. me 

James Gillmore Constable 

Provence of New. . . .shire 

By virtue of the fore Going warrant Being legally CalPd 
the proprietors freeholders and Inhabitants of Londonderry 
met at the old meeting House upon thursday the fifth day of 
march 1740/41 

And the Major part of the Electors present voted for Mod- 
el 11 " Lieu 1 Andrew Todd 

the first article in the fore Going Warrant being Read and 
Considered. 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 241 

the town and parish offecers was Choosen and voted for as 
f olloweth for the Ensuing Year 

voted for select men Jo n Barnet David Vance Rob* Coch- 
ran Th s Cochran Rob* m^Cordey selectmen for y e year En- 
suing 

also voted for town old parish & proprietors 

Clerk Jo n Wallace sen r 

voted for tithing men Will m Humphry and Will m Eayers 

voted for Constables Hendrey Campble & Will m Mordough 
to serve as such for the town & old parish and also voted 
that s d Constables shall be alow d five pounds by y e town for 
serveing as Constables for the s d town and old parish and also 
that Each Constable shall be alow'd Equally of s d five pounds 
according to the severall sums they Colect for the town and 
old parish, and it is further to be Known by s d vote that the 
old parish is to alow or pay their Equall share of s d five 
pounds according to their particular sum, that may be 
Colected by s d Constables 

also voted for surviers for the Ensuing Year for the Eas- 
terly side of Beaver Brook David Hopken Will m Thomson 
Nathaneall Hamphill Ja s Campble Gabrall Barr Jo 11 Archi- 
bald Ja s Willson Will m Hogge Archibald Miller Ja s Gillmor 
pollece pond 

for the Westerly side of s d Brook for s d Offece Sam 11 Grea- 
ham Hugh Ramsey Archibald m 1 Cormick Sam 11 Thomson 
Will m Duncan Jo 11 Wallace Matthew Wright 

also voted for leather sealer Jo 11 Jameson 

also voted for Howerds Will m Kelsy James Dunlapt 

and Jo 11 Allexander Will m Robertson & Ja s Morrow 

also voted for fence Vewers & prizers Jo 11 Stewart and 
Will m Aiken ' 

also voted for a Com tee to serch the Towns & select mens 
accounts for y e Ensuing Year Ja s Aiken Robert Clark & Jo n 
Wallace also voted to take an Invoice of the pols & Esteats 
of s d town for the Ensuing Year Robert Cochran & Ja s Adams 
Jun r 

and also that s d Cochran & Adams shall have three pounds 
& ten shillings Each for serving as such and makeing a true 



242 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Return of s d pols and Esteats to the select men for the time 
Being 

The Third article being Read it is voted to hold the fear 
at the Meeting House 

The afore s d meeting is adjorn'd to tusday the 24 th Instant 
at ten o' the Clock Before noon 

Londonderry March the 24 th 1740/41 

The proprietors freeholders & Inhabitants met according 
to adj nt 

the fourth article in the Warrant Being Read the following 
accounts was Read at s d meeting. Viz. Matthew Taylors 
Will m Humphry' 3 & James Tagarts, and there was no objec- 
tons made against any of s d accounts 

voted that Jo n Humphry & James Callwell is to take Care 
of the fear that they be not Destroy'd for the Year Ensuing 

Province of Newhampshire 

Londonderry July the 1 th 1741 

You are hereby Required to warn the proprietors free 
Holders & Inhabitants Within your Respective Bounds to 
meet at the old Meeting House upon friday y e seventeenth 
of this Instant July at four o' the Clock After noon then & 
there 

1 : ly to see What money the town will allow to be ap- 
ploted to Defray the Depending Charges this Year 

2: ly to see if the town will strenthen that Com tee ' 3 power, 
viz. Hugh Ramsey Jo n Wallace & Samuell Barr that was to 
Call for that Money that the town lodged in Jo 11 m* Murphy's 
hand in the year 1734. viz. that money that was Given to 
Repair the Meeting House, by Archibald m fc Fetrece Esq r 
Deceas'd 

and this shall be your Warrant Given under our hands the 

Day & Year above mentioned 

Jo n Barnet 
Tho 3 Cochran 
Rob 1 Cochran 
David Vance 
Rob 1 m c Curdy 

select men. 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 243 

To M r Will m Murdough Constable for the Westerly side of 
Beaver Brook 

July 17. 1741 In obediance to y e within precept I have 
posted up this warant according to usewall Custom 

W: Murdough 

[A duplicate of this warrant was given "To Mr Hendrey 
Camble Constable for the Easterly side of Beaver Brook," 
and recorded on page 155, Vol. 2, Eecords of Londonderry. 
—Ed.] 

Province of Newhampshire 

By Virtue of the fore Going Warrants being legally CalPd 
the proprietors freeholders and Inhabitants of Londonderry 
met at their old Meeting House upon friday the 17 th of July 
1741 

and voted for Moderator M r Tho s Cochran 

the first article in the Warrant being Eead & Considered it 
is voted & agreed upon that the select men of s d town shall 
applote and asses three Hundred and fourty seven pounds 
upon the poles & Esteats of s d Londonderry for this Year in 
order to Defray the Depending Charges 

The second article of the fore Going Warrant being Eead. 
viz. to see if the town will strenthen that Com ttee ' s power. 
viz. Hugh Eamsey Jo n Wallace & Sam 11 Barr that was to Call 
for that money that the town lodged in Jo 11 m 1 Murphy's 
hand in the year 1734. viz. that money that Archibald m* 
Pheadris Esq r Deceas'd gave as Gift to the Building of the 
old meeting House 

The fore Going articl being Considr'd by the afore s d Pro- 
prietors freeholders & Inhabitants it is voted & agreed upon 
that Hugh Eamsey Jo 11 Wallace & Sam 11 Barr Shall be a 
Com tee to Demand & Eeceive s d money of s d Jo n m* Murphy 
& if it shall so hapn that if the s d Jo n m 1 Murphy neglact or 
Eefuse to Deliver up the afore s d money to the afore s d 
Com tee that when we the s d proprietors freeholders & Inhab- 
itants Do hereby Authirise & appoynt the s d Com tee they or 
any or Either of them to be our agant or agants attorney or 
attorneys to sue & prossecute the s d Jo 11 m* Murphy Before 
any Judge or Judges Justice or Justices in any Court or 



244 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Courts & shall act & do Every thing needfull in the Name of 
the s d proprietors freeholders & Inhabitants for the Recover- 
ing the afore s d money with as full ample Authority as if we 
the whole Proprietors freeholders & Inhabitants of the afore 
s d Londonderry were all present 

and it shall be in the power of s d Agents or Attorneys or 
any or Either of them to Constitute appoynt make & ordain 
& substitute one or more Attorneys under them if they or 
any of them think meet & Conveniant in the afore s d affair 
and that the Cost & Charges thereof shall be at the expence 
of the proprietors freeholders & Inhabitants afore s d and it 
is also to Known by s d vot y* y e s d Com tee is to Discharge the 
gd m t Murphy for s d money when Received 

Province of New Hampshire Londonderry Dec br 21 th 1741 
You are hereby Required in His Maj tes Name to warn all 
the freeholders in your Respective Bounds Duly Qualified in 
law to Assemble at the old Meeting House upon wensday the 
sixth Day of Jan ry next at ten o ? the clock Before noon then 
& there 

1. ly. To Chouse one Meet Pson Duly Qualified in law to 
Represent the town at the jenerall Court that is to be Con- 
vin'd at the Court House in ports mouth upon wensday the 
thirteenth of Jan ry at ten o 7 the Clock Before noon 

and this shall be your warrant Given under our hands the 
Day and Year above mentioned 

Jo n Barnet 
Tho s Cochran 
Rob 1 Cochran 
David Vance 
Robt m t Curdy 

Select men 
To M r William Murdough Constable for the westerly side 
of Bever Brook 

Province of Newhampshire 

Londonderry Jan 1 * the 6 th 1741-2 
In obidiance to the within precept I have posted up this 
warrant three publick Days as usuewall in this Place 

P. me Will m Murdough Constable 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 245 

[A duplicate of this warrant was given "To M r Henrey 
Campble Constable for the Easterly side of Beaver Brook," 
and recorded on page 157, Vol. 2, Eecords of Londonderry. 
—Ed.] 

Province of Newhampshire 

By Virtue of the a fore Going warrants being legally Cal'd, 
the freeholders of Londonderry Qualified in law met at the 
old meeting House upon Wensday the 6 th Day of Jan ry 
1741-2 

And voted for Moderator Moses Barnet 

The fore Going Warrant Being Eead & Considered, the s d 
freeholders, voted that Liu fc Andrew Todd shall Eepresent 
them at the Generall Court that is to Meet at the Court 
House in ports mouth upon wensday the thirteen of this In- 
stant at ten o' the Clock Before noon 

Province Newhampshire Londonderry feb ry 12 th 1741-2 
You are hear by Eequired in His Maj tes Name to Warn all 
the freeholders proprietors and In habitants in your Eespec- 
tive Bounds to assemble and Meet at the old Meeting House 
upon friday the fifth Day of March Next Ensuing at ten of 
the Clock before noon then and there 

1. To Chouse all the town & old parish officers for the 
Year Ensuing 

2 : ly To hear the towns accounts Eead and this shall be 
your Warrant Given under our hands the Day and Year 
above Mentioned 

Jo 11 Barnet 
David Vance 
Bob* M c Curdy 
Bob* Cochran 
Tho s Cochran 

select men 

To Henry Campble Constable for the Easterly side of Bea- 
ver Brook 

These Have been proclaimed as formerly by me 

Henrey Campbell Constable of the Easterly- 
side of Beaver Brook Londonderry 



246 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

[A duplicate of this warrant was given "To M r Will m Mur- 
dough Constable for the Easterly side of Beaver Brook/' and 
recorded on page 158, Vol. 2, Records of Londonderry. — Ed.] 

Province of Xewhampshire 

By virtue of the fore Going Warrants legally Cal'd the 
freeholders proprietors and Inhabitants of Londonderry Met 
at the old Meeting House on friday the fifth of March 1741/2 

and after Reading s d Warrant, Voted for Moderator Hugh 
Willson for s d meeting 

the fore Going Warrants Being Read and Consider'd voted 
for Selectmen for the Year Ensuing Jo n Barnet Rob* 
Cochran Rob 1 m* Curdy Tho s Cochran David Vance Select 
men 

Voted for town, proprietors & old parish Clerk for the En- 
suing Year Jo 11 Wallace 

Voted for tithing men for the Ensuing Year Hugh Ramsey 
for the Westerly side of Beaver B r Charls Stuert for y e Eas- 
terly side of Beaver Brook 

voted for Constables for the Ensuing Year for the town 

and old parish Jo n Mitchel Jun r for the Easterly side 

of Beaver Brook Jo n Creaig for the Westerly side of 

Beaver Brook, and 

also voted that s d Constables shall have five pounds from 
the town for serving as such and that s d money shall be 
Divided betwen s d Psons as it was last Year according to the 
sums Each Constables Colects, and that the old parish shall 
pay their Equall share of s d five pounds according to their 
sums that Each Constable Colects within sd Year 

Voted for Surviers for the Ensuing Year Jo 11 m* Keen 
Will m Willson Ja s Anderson Gabrall Barr Hugh Willson Mat- 
thew Reid William Hogg Archibald Miller surviers for the 
Easterly side 

Jo n Duncan Jo 11 Willson Ja s Callwell Tho s Bogel Jo n Bleair 
sen r Sam 11 Morison sen r Sam 11 Dickey surviers for the Wes- 
terly side 

voted for leather sealer for the Year Ensuing David Hop- 
ken 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 247 

voted for Hourds for the Ensuing Year Will m Kelso Tho s 
Camplel George Knox Hourds for the Easterly side 

Will m Eayrs Ja s Morrow Hourds for the Westerly side 

voted for fence viewers for the Ensuing Year Sam 11 Barr 
& Tho s Willson north 

voted for a Com tee to search the towns accounts Bob 1 Clark 
Sam 11 Barr Jo n Wallace 

voted that Bob* Cochran & James Adams shall take an In- 
voice of the poles & Easteats of s d town for the Year Ensu- 
ing and their Wages for the same to be as last Year 

voted that Jo 11 Humphry & James Eamsey shall take Care 
of the Dear that they be not KiPd unsasonably for the Year 
Ensuing 

the aforesaid Meeting is Adjorned to the 15 tt of this In- 
stant march at 12m o' the Clock 

Londonderry March the 15 th 1741/2 

Then Met according to the aforesaid Adjornment and ac- 
cording to the second articl of the fore Going Warrant the 
towns accounts was Eead so far as the Constables, viz. Henry 
Campbel & Will™ Murdough had accounted with the select 
men and the Com tee of the towns accounts for the Year 1741. 
and no objctions was made at s d meeting in Eespect of s d ac- 
counts 

Province of Newhampshire 

Londonderry August 16 th 1742 
You are hereby Eequired to warn the freeholders & In- 
habitants within Your Eespective Bounds to Meet at the old 
meeting House upon tusday the thirty first Day of this In- 
stant August at three o' the Clock after noon then and there 
1: to see what Money the town will alow to be apploted 
to Defray the Depending Charges this Year 

and this shall be your Warrant Given under our hands 
the Day & Year above mentioned 

Jo 11 Barnet 
Tho s Cochran 
David Vance 
Eobert m tt Curdy 
Eobert Cochran 

Select men 



248 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

To M r Jo n Mitchell Constable for the Easterly side of Bea- 
ver Brook 

Province of Newhampshire 

Londonderry August 31 th 1742 
In Obidence to the within Warrant I have posted it two 
publick days 

P. me Jo 11 Mitchell Constable 

[A duplicate of this warrant was given "To M r Jo 11 Creaig 
Constable for Westerly side of Bever Brook/' and recorded 
on page 161, Vol. 2, Early Eecords of Londonderry. — Ed.] 

Province of Newhampshire 

By Virtue of the foregoing Warrants Being legally Cal'd 
the freeholders and Inhabitants of Londonderry met August 
the thirty first 1742, and voted Jo n Bell moderator for s d 
Meeting 

The foregoing Warrants Being Read and Considered it is 
voted and agreed upon that the select men for the time being 
shall asses and applot all the publick Debts which the s d 
town are in at present, which a mounts sixty nine pound four 
shillings, together with so much money as will clear Jo u 
Bleair for one Jurny to the Bank when the march meeting 
was overture'd. viz. in the year 1736 

By virtue of the fore Going Warrants* being legaly Cal'd 
the proprietors free holders & Inhabitants of Londonderry 
met at the old Meeting House March the 5 th 1742-3 and after 
Reading the warrants for s d meeting, they voted for modera- 
tor for s d meeting, Hugh Willson 

voted that their shall be five select men for the Year En- 
suing, and their Names is as foloweth. viz. Jo 11 Barnet Rob 1 
Cochran David Vance Rob 1 m* Curdy Jo Q Ramsey select 
men 

voted for town and old parish Clerk, Moses Barnet Clerk 

voted for tithing men Hugh Ramsey & Jo n Weir 

tithing men 

voted for Constable for the Easterly side of Beaver Brook 
for the Ensuing Year Will m Nickels Constable 

*A blank page was left to record the warrants for this meet- 
ing, but for some reason they were not recorded. — Ed. 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 249 

voted for Constable for the westerly side of Beaver Brook 
for the Ensuing Year. . . .James Boys Constable 

voted for surviers for the Ensuing year, for the Easterly 
side of Beaver Brook .... Jo 11 m* Keen Eob* Morison Jun r 
James Anderson Will m Humphry Hugh Willson Matthew 
Eeid Tho s Horner Tho s Cristy surviers 

for the westerly side of Beaver Brook James Moor Hugh 
Moor Jo n Blair Sam 11 Eenkin John Holms Sam 11 Thomson 
John Duglas & s d Douglas is to Come with His High way 
work to the cross Eoad at the long Hill so Cal'd & Eobert An- 
derson Joseph Bell John Bell Will m Adams surviers 

voted for leather sealer for the Ensuing Year David Hop- 
ken leather sealer 

voted for Hourds for the Ensuing Year Michall Gordon 
George Knox Jo 11 Cromey Daniel m 1 Keeny Hourds 

voted for fence veiwer & prizers for the Ensuing Year 
Sam 11 Barr Tho s Willson fence veiwers 

A memorandum, viz. that James Boys was Chosen Consta- 
ble at the afore s d for the Ensuing Year, and s d Boys apper'd 
at sd meeting & absolutly Eefused to serve as Constable and 
paid his fine as the law Derects in that Case made & pro- 
vided, to the moderator of s d meeting 

voted for Constable for the westerly side of Beaver Brook 
for the Year Ensuing .... Jo 11 Hunter Constable 

voted for a Com tee to serch the towns accounts with the sel- 
lect men & Constables for the Year Ensuing Eobert Clerk 
Sam 11 Barr Eob 1 Wallace Com tee of accounts 

voted that Eobert Cochran & James Adams shall take an 
Invoice of the poles & Estates of s d town for the Year Ensu- 
ing & make a Eeturn of the same to the select men for the 
time being, and their wages to be the same they had last Year 

voted that the Constables wages or the five pounds Yearly 
paid them is to be Divided according to the severall Sums 
Each of them leavies off the Inhabitants of s d town 

voted that Jo n Humphry & Tho s m* Cleary shall take Care 
of the Deear that they be not Kil'd out of seson as the 
Law Directs in that Case made & provided 



250 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

the afore s d meeting is Adjorn'd to the 22 th day of this In- 
stant March at ten o' the Clock be fore noon 

Londonderry March the 22 th 1742-3 

Then met according to the afore s d Adjomment the towns 
account Being Read so fare as the Com tee had a Counted with 
the Constables, was approven off by s d meeting, viz. Will™ 
Mnrdongh Jo n Creaig & Jo 11 Mitchel Constables 

Provance of Xewhampshir 

Londonderry May y e 30 th 1743 

You are hearby Eequiered to Warn the freeholders and In- 
habitance in your Eespective bounds to asembel and Meet 
at the old Meetinghous upon tusday the fourteenth day of 
June Next at two of the Clooke after Noon then and there 

1 To See What thy Will dow about that highway Leading 
to Chaster betwen Patrick Dugless and James Callwells 
Whither they Will give up .the poient and let the Way go by 
James Callwells house or let the Commitee now appointed by 
the jenerall Court Come and Judge of said Way 

2 ly To see if thy Will Pass avot that the select men for 
the time being shall be acommitee to sew all former Cunsta- 
bels that is Indebt to the town and Invest them With power 
accordingly 

3 ly To see if thy Will alow the select Men to buy a Book 
to Enter the towns acounts in and Choose some meete per- 
son for that End purpose or alow the select Men to agree 
With such person and to Consider Whither all the s d acounts 
shall be entred or only some particular part of them 

and this Shall be your Warant given under our hands the 
day and year above Mantioned 

John Baranett 
David Vance 
Rob" m'Curdy 
John Ramsey 
Rob u Cochran 

select Men 
To M r William Nickell Constable for the Easterly sid of 
Beaver Brook 



EAELY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 251 

Note the other Warant for said Meeting Was Exemind and 
found Word for Word and so not needfull to be put on Rec- 
ord 

Attast P Moses Barnett town Clerk 
Londonderry June the fourtenth 1743 
In obedience to the Within Warant I have posted up the 
Within two publick Days as usuall 

William Nickell Constable 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry June the 14 th 1743 

by vartu of the forgoing Warants bing legely Caled the fre- 
holdrs and Inhabitance of Londonderry mete on said Day 
and Chus for Moderater for s d Meeting Tho s Cochran 

the first artickel of the Warant being Eede and Considered 
it is voted that the high Way is to stand betwixt Patrick 
Dugless and William Adams Whear it is Now Recorded 

the second artickel of the Warant being Eede and Consid- 
ered it is voted that the Select Men for this year is a acomtee 
Chosen and Impoured to sue all the Delinkued Counstables 
and Make them pay up What thy ow to the town 

the third artickel of the Warant being Rede and Consid- 
ered it is voted that the select Men is to buy abook for the 
towns vse to Enter the towns acounts in and y e book is to 
Contain in its vollm six quier of peeper in it and Robart 
Cochran is Chousen by the for sd Vot to Enter the acounts in 
the Book 

Voted that When the select Men hath Goten the Book to 
Enter the acounts in that the Counters (Viz) James Nesmith 
John Bleer Rob* Clark John Wallace or any others that has 
Been Counters for the town shall give s d Cochran all the 
acounts Begining at the first and so in order to the last to 
be by him Entered and the Counters is to keep a Regester 
of all S d acounts and When the aounts is Entered S d Cochran 
is to Deliver all the Peepers Back to the Counters Who is to 
Compare the Book and the Counts together 



252 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry Oct r the 10 th 1713 
You are hearby Requaired to Warn all the freeholders and 
Inhabitance in your Respective Bounds to assembel and Meet 
at the old Meeting hous upon tusday the twinty fifth of this 
Instant at one of the Clock after Noon then and their 

1 to see What Money thy will allow to Defray the De- 
pending Charges this year 

21y to see What Metthod they Will take about taking care 
of the pam Cloath 

and this shall be your Warant given under our hands the 
Day and Year above mentioned 

David Vance 
Robart m c Cordy 
Jo 11 Ramsey 
Rob 1 Cochran 
John Barnett 

Selectmen 
To William Nickells Constable for the Easterly side of 
Bever Brook 

Londonderry Oct r 25 th 1743 
In obedience to the Within Warant I have posted up the 
Within Warant two Days as usuall 

Pr Me William Nickels Counstable 
Note the other Warant for said Meeting Was Exemened 
and found Word for Word and so not Needfull to be put 
upon Record 

Attast Pr Moses Barnett town Clerk 
Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry Oct r the 25 th 1743 
by Vertue of the foregoing Warants being Legely Caled the 
free holders and Inhabetance of Londonderry Mett on said 
Day and Chous for Moderater for s d meeting John m c Mur- 
phy Esq r 

the first artickl of the Warant being Red and Considered 
it is voted for the selectmen to asses two houndred and ten 
pounds old tener to Defray the town and provance Debts for 
this year 






EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 253 

2 the second artickel of the Warant being Eede and Con- 
sidered it is Voted that Moses Barnett shall Keep the pam 
Cloth and Impowered to Let it out in the town for five shill- 
ings for Each funerel that Imploys it and When it gos out of 
the town thy Must pay ten shillings and S d Barnett is to 
acount With the select Men wonst in the year for all the 
money that is Keceved for s d Cloth 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry feb ery . y e 17 th 1743/4 
You are hearby Eequired to Warn all the freeholders and 
Inhabetance in your Eespective Bounds to asemble and Meet 
at the old Meetinghous upon Monday the fifth Day of 
March next at ten of the Clock before Noon then and their 

1 to Choose all the town and old parresh officers for the 
year Ensuing 

21y to see Whither thy Will pay for aBhoad from Dainell 
m c Duffies Corner next to James Adams Land and so betwen 
M r m c Cregors Land and Esq r Boys land to the publick Ehod 
in the Back Eang for the Convanincy of the peck people and 
others 

31y to hear the towns acounts Eead and aprovd or not 
aproved of 

41y to see what thy Will allow Rob* Cochran for Entring 
all the Counstables acounts from the first settlement of the 
town to the present year 

and this shall be your Warant Given under our hands the 
Day and year above Mantioned 

John Barnett 
David Vance 
Eobart M c Cordy 
Eobart Cochran 
John Eamsey 

Select men 
to William Nickels Counstable for the Easterly side of Bea- 
ver Brook 

Londonderry march the fifth 1743/4 
In obedanee to the Within Warant I have posted as usuell 

P Will m Nickels Counstable 



254 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Note the other Warant for S d Meeting Was Exemend and 

found Word for Word and so not Needfull to be put upon 

Eecord 

attest Pr Moses Barnett town Clark 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry March the fifth 1743/4 

by vertu of the forgoing Warant being Legely Cald the pro- 
priators freeholders and Inhabtence of Londonderry Mete 
at the old Meetinghous and after Eeeding the Warant for 
said Meeting thy Voted- for Moderator for s d meeting Hugh 
Willson 

Voted that there shall be five select men for the year In- 
suing and there Naims is as followeth (viz) Eobert Cochran 
David Vance Bobart M c Cordy Eobart Wallace John Moor se- 
lectmen 

Voted for town and old parish Clerk Moses Barnett Clark 

Voted for tithingmen John M c Keen John Wallace tith- 
ingmen 

Voted for Counstable for the Easterly sid of Bever Brook 
for the Insuing year Benjmen Thomson 

Voted for the Westerly side Counstable for the Insuing 
year David M c Calester Counstabls 

Voted for survairs for the Insuing year on the Easterly sid 
of Bever Brook for the Insuing year John Wiar Alex dr 
M c Neel Samuel Miller James Cochran Hugh Willson Will m 
Clindinin William Caledy Peeter Cristy survairs 

Voted for surviers for the Westerly side of Bever Brook 
for the Insuing year Tho s Gregg Tho s Bogel John Bleer Will 1 " 
Cox John Mack Sam 1 Dicky Archbald m c Murphy Rob* 
Anderson Gorg Dounken John Wallace Will m Adams sur- 
viers 

Voted for Lather sealer for the Ensuing year John Cox 

Voted for Hog Hourds for the Insuing year Tho s Horner 
Gorg Nox Will m Eairs Tho s Hogg Hogg Eeves 

Voted for fence voueers and praysers for this Insuing year 
James Eeede Tho 3 Cochran fence viewers 

Voted for towns Counters for this Insuing year John Wal- 
lace Hugh Willson Moses Barnett Counters 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 255 

Voted for Invoice Men for the Insuing year and there 
wages is to be four pound Each Rob* Cochran James Adams 
Invice men 

Voted for the tacking care of Weights and Mishers being 
Right for the Insuing year 

John Moreson John Bleer tacking care of Mishers 

Voted for the tacking care of the Deer for the Ensuing 
year Tho s Gregg Joseph Senter Will m Clindinin John Dugless 
tacking care of the Deer 

the second artickel of the Warant being Red and Consid- 
ered it — is voted that the select men is to treet With thes 
Men for there Land and agree with them for aRoad at a Re- 
senable Lay (?) 

the third artickel of the Warant being Red and Con- 
sidered it is Defared untill the next Meeting 

the forth artickel of the Warant being Rede and Consid- 
ered it is voted that Robart Cochran is to Enter all the towns 
acounts in abook from the first setelmen of this town and s d 
Cochran is to have ten shillings for Each Counstables acount 
Entering 

and Dismised s d Meeting 

Advirtizement 

taken up by James M tt Keen of Londonderry a Redish bay 
Stalyeon Judged to be Coming three Years old he is but 
small of his age he hath a black main and tail the two hind 
feet somthing white with a black, noas som white hairs in his 
forehead and som white under his belly without any artifishall 
mark that can be found 

Londonderry feb r 9 th 1737/8 
James M* Keen 
Recorded this 9 th day of feb e 1737/8 

P John Wallace town Clerk 
taken up by John Senter of Londonderry an old brown 
meer branded on the near sholder with the flger of four, also 
branded on the off bottoke with the letters E S 

may the 6 th 1738 
Jo n Senter 
Recorded this 6 th of may 1738 

P John Wallace town Clerk 



256 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Londonderry 9 br the 24 1738 

then taken up by David Gregg and stray'd a small Brindled 
heifer Coming in three years old with some White on the 
back and taill without any artifisiall marks or brand. With 
upright horns 

David Gregg 

Eecorded this 27 th of Nov br 1738 

P John Wallace town Clerk 

taken up by Andrew Clendinin of Londonderry a Eeed hef- 
fer Coming in three years old with a peace Cut out of the off 
Ear and the loer End of her tale white with no other marks 
which Can be known & he that owns s d heffer may come to 
the aforesaid Clendinin & pay all Due Demands and he may 
have s d haffer 

oct br 15 th 1738 

Adrew Clendinin 

Londonderry Sep br 29 th 1739 

Then taken up by David m tt Collestar of S d Londonderry a 
black Mear about four year's old, with a star in her forrat and 
the near hind foot white, with no other mark's which can be 
known David m tt Callester 

Londonderry oct br 27 th 1739 

then taken up by Handle Allex r a light brindled heffer 
Coming in 3 Years old white belle'd white horns & a short 
taill no artificel marke Discovered 

Eandle Allex r 

Lond ry Nov br y e 3 d 1755 

Taken up in Damage sepret in Inclosher by John Tagart 
abrindled stere Coming four years old with the form of the 
leter P. upon his off horn with hooked horns and some white 
upon his tale Nigh his Eumpe and some White upon his bel- 
ley. s d steer is Now Impounded and put through the Law 

John tagart 

Eecorded this 3 d of Nob r 1755 

P r Mo s Barnett town Clerk 

An account of the Severall proprietors that have aproprety 
in the old Meeting House the number of Seats or pews and 
the prise or Salary Sett upon it by the Com ttee appointed by 
the town for that End. &c 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 257 



James Nesmith N°. 1 Sallary 

Jo 11 Shields & James Callderwood No 2 Sallary 

Arch d Clendinen N°. 3 Sallary 

Jesse Cristey N° 4 Sallary 

Will m Aiken N° 5 Sallary 

Joseph Simons N° 6 Sallary 

James Clerk & Jams Willson No 7 Sallary 

Jo n Bell N° 8 Sallary 

Gov r Shute N° 9 Sallary 

Jo 11 Barr N° 10 Sallary 

Sam 11 Moore N° 11 Sallary 

Benf & Jo n Willson N° 12 Sallary 

Abell Merrell N° 13 Sallary 

Arch d Wear N° 14 Sallary 

Jams Mackeen N° 15 Sallary 

alien Anderson N° 16 Sallary 

Robert Moreson N° 17 Sallary 

George Monk N° 18 Sallary 

Rob 1 Maegregore & Hugh Craig N° 19 Sallary 

Handle Alexander N° 20 Sallary 

Andrew Todd N° 21 Sallary 

Mrs Maegregore & Sons N° 22: 23 Sallary 

Hugh Ramsey N° 24 Sallary 

David Morison N° 25 Sallary 

Will m Cochran N° 26 Sallary 

Rob 1 Cochran N° 27 Sallary 

Jams Rodgers N° 28 Sallary 

Will m Gregg N° 29 Sallary 

Benine wentworth N° 30 Sallary 

Rob 1 Willson N° 31 Sallary 

Will m Eayers N° 128 Sallary 

Richard walldron No 32 Sallary 

Jo n Crumey N° 33 Sallary 

Hugh Muntgomry N° 34 Sallary 

Jo 11 Barnatt Sen r N° 35 Sallary 

Jo n Archibald & Alex r Renkine N° 36 Sallary 



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Sam 11 & Gab 11 Ban X° 37 Sallary 

Jam 3 Gregg X° 38 Sallary 

Jo n MacClurg X° 39 Sallary 

Jo 11 Mac Conechey Xo 40 Sallary 

James Gillmore Xo 41 Sallary 

Joseph Kidder Xo 42 Sallary 

James Wallace & James Liggett Xo 43 Sallary 

Jo n Barnat Jun r 44 Sallary 

Sam 11 Graves 45 Sallary 

Jam s Anderson 46 Sallary 

Jo n Macneall 47 Sallary 

Jo 11 Wheelwright X° 48 Sallary 

Jam 3 & Mathew Eeed 49 Sallary 

Jo n Gregg 50 Sallary 

Will m Thomson 51 Sallary 

Jon Eichey & Will m Willson 85 Sallary 

Allex r Walker 53 Sallary 

Ministeriall Seat 52 Sallary 

Allex r Macneall 54 Sallary 

James Adams 55 Sallary 

D: Craig & Will m Gillmore 56 Sallary 

Will m Xickels 57 Sallary 

Jam es MacXorthey & David Gregg 58 Sallary 

Jo n & Dan 11 Anderson 59 Sallary 

Jo n Stewart 60 Sallary 

David Craig 61 Sallary 

James Xickels 62 Sallary 

Sam 11 & Jo n Mackeen 63 Sallary 

Jo n Moore 64 Sallary 

Alex r Xickels 65 Sallary 

John Morison 66 Sallary 

John y e Man Cochran 67 Sallary 

Mathew Clerk 68 Sallary 

John Mitchell 69 Sallary 

Tho 3 Steell 70 Sallary 

James Morison 71 Sallary 



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EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 259 



John Goffe Esq r 72 Sallary 
Ninian Cochran & partners 73 Sallary 
M r Foye N° 74 Sallary 
Arch d Stark & Tho s Clerk 75 Sallary 
James Aiken 76 Sallary 
M r Phillips 77 Sallary 

John Macmurphy & Will m Chambers 78 Sallary 
David Cargill Jun r 79 Sallary 
James Leslie 80 Sallary 
John Macmurphy 83 Sallary 
Edward Aiken 84 Sallary 
John Blair 87 Sallary 
Sam 11 Houston 88 Sallary 
James Blair 89 Sallary 
Gov r Wentworth 90 Sallary 
James Clerk 91 Sallary 
Jo n Senter 92 Sallary 
David & Tho 8 Bogle 93 Sallary 
Robert Mackeen 94 Sallary 
Andrew Spalding 95 Sallary 
Dan 11 McDuffi & Sterrat 96 Sallary. 
Cap* Bowers 97 Sallary 
Sam 11 Allison 98 Sallary 
Cap* Cargill 99 Sallary 
Jo 11 Woodburn 100 Sallary 
Cap* Macpheadris 101 Sallary 
David Dickey & Mathew Taylor 102 Sallary 
Kidder & Callwell 103 Sallary 
Sam 11 Renkine 104 Sallary 
Patrick Douglas N° 105 Sallary 
James Hunter N° 106 Sallary 
Saw mill lott N° 108 Sallary 
Cap* Wiberd N° 109 Sallary 
Abraham Holms N° 110 Sallary 
Jam 3 MacCurdy & Rob* Gillmore N° 111 Sal- 
lary 1 10 00 



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260 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 



Andrew walker & Robert miller 112 Sallary 

James Lindsay 113 Sallary 

Jo D Craig & w ill m Nutt 111 Sallary 

Jo n Archibald 115 Sallary 

Robert Wear 116 Sallary 

James Alex r 117 Sallary 

Jo n Anderson 118 Sallary 

Robert armstrong 119 Sallary 

Robert Boyes 120 Sallary 

Alex r Macmurphy 121 Sallary 

Jo 11 Wallace 122 Sallary 

M r Achimutey 123 Sallary 

M r Philips & Will m Adams 124 Sallary 

Sam 11 Morison 125 Sallary 

John Miller & Hugh Riddell 126 Sallary 

William Humphra 127 Sallary 

Wheras at the first Setlement of our town of Londonderry 
their was the priviledg of the Stream Called Beaver Brook 
above Beaver pond Granted to Cap* David Cargill to raise a 
Grist mill upon, and by the Consent and with the Good will 
of Sam 11 Houston of our town of Londonderry aforesaid and 
he Giveing liberty thereunto the S d Cap 1 David Cargill & 
David Cargill Jun r Erected Sett up & rais'd and aGrist mill 
upon s d Brook the House of s d mill Standing upon the land 
of s d Houston, & their s d mill has been occupi'd and Im- 
prov'd for these nine or ten years last past without any 
molestation or Disturbance Whatsoever, and the owners of 
s d mill and others pass'd and repass'd peaceably & quitely to 
& from S d mill without any let or Hinderance from the High 
way to the s d mill w c is about five Rhods, t but the owners of 
s d mill finding their mill Decay'd thought fitt to pull down 
their mill and rebuild and raise her up in the same place 
again, but the said Sam 11 Houston Giveing the owner's trouble 
and fenceing in s d mill place & Road and Declareing that 
they sho'd have no liberty or priviledge to sett their mill upon 
his land again nor a Road thereunto the owner or owners 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 261 

Desireing and Eequesting us the Subscribers to meet upon 
the s d place, and if we See'd Cause to Lay out a Eoad for the 
Conveniency of s d mill and prize the land at S d Road requir'd 
if we pleas' d Double the valoue of w* any land was Ever Sold 
for in our town, we Seeing a necessity for S d Road to the 
afores d mill and by virtue of a power that the Law Gives us. 
We have laid out a Road for the Conveniency to s d mill 
Begining at the High way at the westerly End of the Bridge 
upon Beaver Brook Below s d mill thence runing up by the 
side of s d Brook two Rhods wide to the back of the Dam of 
s d mill w c is in or about five Rhods in lenth, and have valou'd 
the land of s d road to Double the valoue that we Judge it to 
be worth, or Damage that the s d Houston receives by said 
road to our Judgement, and have made a tender of the prise 
of S d Road to s d Houston which is Sixteen Shi lls S d land being 
valou'd by us at ten pounds an acre but Refus'd to take it 
Given under our Hands this Ninteen of Sep tr 1732. 

James Lindsay 
Allen Anderson 
John Wallace 
James Reid 
John Archibald 

Select men 

[Note. — Vol. 2 of Records of Londonderry, pages 175 to 
231, inclusive, are filled with records of highways, vital rec- 
ords and advertisement, which are omitted here in order to 
continue the political records unbroken. — Ed.] 

Provence of Newhampshir 

Londonderry May 28 th 1744 

You are hearby Requaired to Warn all freeholds and In- 
habitance in your Respective Bounds to assembel and Meet 
at the old meeting hous upon tuesday the 12 th of June Next 
at two of the Clock after Noon then and their 

1 to see What Money thy Will alow to be Reased in order 
to purchase astock of powder and Bullets for the towns use 

2-ly to see if thy Will allow sume Money to be Reaised 



262 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

to suport the poor of the town and this Shall be your War- 
ant Given under our hands the Day and Year above Men- 
tioned 

John Moore 
Bob 1 Wallace 
Rob 1 M c Curdy 
Bob 1 Cochran 

Men select 

To Benjamin Thomson Counstable for the Easterly side 
of Beaver Brook 

Londonderry June the 12 th 1744 
in obedence to the Within Warant I have posted it two 
Days as uswell by Me 

Benjemen Thompson Counstable 
the other Warant for s d Meeting Was Exemened and found 
Word for Word so not Needfull to be put upon Becord 

atest B r Moses Barnett town Clerk 

Provence of Newhampsher 

by vertue of the forgoing Warant being legelly Called the 
freeholders and inhabitance of Lond ry Mete at the old Meet- 
inghous on said Day and after Beeding the Warant for s d 
Meeting thy Voted for moderator to the afors d meeting Lift n 
Hugh Wills on 

the first artickel of the Warant being Bede and Considered 
it is Voted that the Select men is to purchas astore of amoni- 
tion for the town at the town's Charg and the Quantity 
Voted for is one Barall of powder and Bullets and flints 
Equellant there unto and it is Leckwis voted to Lodg the 
afor sd amonition When Bought the one half With Cap* 
James Gregg and the other half With Insign John Wiar and 
the select men is to tack these mens Note for the afors d 
amonition on the the vellow of the saime for the towns use 
when Called for 

the second artickel of the Warant is passed in the Negitif 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 263 

Province of Newhamp r 

Londonderry Sept r the 3 th 1744 

You are hereby Required to Warn all the freeholders and 
Inhabitance Within your Respective bounds to assemble and 
Meet at the old Meetinghous teusday the Eighteenth of this 
Instant at two of the Clock after Noon then and there 

1 To See What Money the town Will allow to be apploted 
to Defray the Depending Charges this year 

2 ly to see if thy Will allow asmall Gift to be given to 
aspeciall frend to the town 

And this shall be your Warant Given under our hands 
the Day and yeare above Mentioned 

John Moore 
David Vance 
Rob* M c Curdy 
Rob 1 Wallace 
Rob* Cochran 

Select Men 

To Benjamin Thompson Counstable for the Easterly side 
of Beaver Brook 

Provance of ISTewhampshir 

Londonderry sub 1 the 18 th 1744 

in obedence to the Within Warant I have posted it two 
Days as usewell by Me 

Benjemen Thompson Counstable 

the other Warant for said Meeting Twas Exemened and 
found Word for Word and so not Needfull to be put upon 
Record 

Atest P r Moses Barnett town Clark 

Londonderry sub tr the 18 th 1744 

then Mete acording to the apointment of the forgoing 
Warant being Legelly Called and Chus for Moderater for s d 
Meeting James Nesmith 

The first artickell of the forgoing Warant being Rede and 
Considered it is Voted to asses and Rese one houndred and 
thirty pound old tener to Defray the town Debts for this 
year 



264 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

the second artickel of the Warant being Rede and Consid rd 
it is voted that the select Men is to purches one houndred 
weight of butter at the towns Charge to give to the afors d 
Speael frend 

Provance of Newhampsher 

Londonderry Jan ry 7 th 1744/5 

Pursuant to apresipt or writ to us Directed from Tho 3 
packer high shireff of the provance afores d for to Choose 
a Representative for this town afforesai d In order that the 
said person so Chosen May Give his atendance the Next ses- 
sions of Generall asembley to be holden at portsmouth the 
twenty fourth of this Instant by tene of the Clock befor Xoon 

You are hereby Requiered in his maj ess name to warn all 
the freeholders in your Respective Bounds Duly Qualified 
by Law to Elect Representatives that thy Meet at the old 
Meetinghous on tusday the twinty second Day of this Instant 
Jan ry at one of the Clock after Noon then and their 

1 to Choose or Elect one person Qualified by Law to Rep- 
resent the said town in Generiall assembly 

2 ly to see wither they Will alow Cap 1 Todd somthing 
of apresent for his Good servese Done to the town these three 
years past 

and this shall be your warant given under our hands the 
Day and yeare above mentioned 

John Moore 
David Vance 
Rob 1 Wallace 
Rob* Cochran 

Men Select 

to Benjamin Thompson Constable for the Easterly side of 
Beaver Brook 

-Provance of Newhampsher 

Lond ry Jan ry 22 th 1744/5 
In obedance to the Within Warant I have posted it too 
Days as yousuell by me 

Benj h Thompson Counstable of Lond ry 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 265 

the other Warants for said Meeting Was Compar d and found 
Word for Word so not Needfull to be put upon Record 
Attest Pr 

Moses Barnett town Clerk 

Provance of Newhampsher 

by vartue of the forgoing Warant being legelly Call d the 
freeholders of Lond ry and Windham Qualified in law mete 
at the old Meetinghous upon tusday the 22 th Day of Jen 17 
1744/5 and voted for Moderater Lif* Hugh Willson the for- 
going warant being Rede and Considered the said freeholders 
voted that John Wallace Ju r shall Represent them at the 
Generell Court that is to meet at the Courthous in ports 
mouth upon thursday the 24 th of this Instant at ten of the 
Clock befor Noon 

it is Voted to pass the second artickell of the Warant 

Provance of Newhampsher 

Londonderry feberuary 18 th 1744/5 

You are hereby Requaired to Warn all the freeholders and 
Inhabitance in your Respective Bounds to assemble and Meet 
at the old Meetinghous upon tuesday the fifth Day of March 
Next at ten of the Clock before Noon then and there 

1 to Choose all the town and old parish officers for the 
year Ensuing 

2 ly to hear the towns acounts Read and aproven or Not 
aproven of 

And this shall be your Warant Given under our hands 
the Day above Mentioned 

John Moore 
David Vance 
Rob* Wallace 
Rob 1 M c Curdy 
Rob 1 Cochran 

Men Select 
to David M c Calaster Counstable for the Westerly sid of 
Bever Brook 



266 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Londonderry March the 5 th 1744/5 

In obediance to theis Warant I have Posted it up two Pub- 
lick Days 

Pr David M c Callester Counstable 

Note the other Warant for s d meeting Was Exem d and 
found Word for Word so not Needfull to be put upon Rec- 
ord 

Atests Pr Moses Barnett town Clerk 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry March 5 th 1744/5 

by Vertu of the forgoing warant being legelly Called the 
freeholders and Inhabetance of Londonderry Meet at the old 
Meetinghous on s d Day Efter Reeding the Warant for s d meet- 
ing thy voted for Moderator Lift n Hugh Willson 

voted that there shall be five select Men for Insuing year 
and there names is as followeth Lift n Hugh Willson Rob* 
Wallace Andrew Clendinin Tho s horner Tho 9 Cochran 

Voted for town Clerk for the Insuing year Moses Barnett 

Voted for tithing Men for the Insuing year John Moreson 
Ju r John Cromey James Willson south 

Voted for Counstabl for the Esterly sid of Baver Brook 
Samuell Alleson Jur 

voted for Counstable for the West sid of Baver Brook 
Joseph Bell But s d Bell hairing Sam 11 Dicky Was Excpted of 
in his Room Samuell Dickey 

voted for old parish Couststals Tho s Willson Nathenell 
Martian 

Voted for survairs for surviers for the Esterly side of Ba- 
ver Brook Moses Barnett Alex** M c Neel Samuell Miller 
Lift n Rob 1 Cochran Lift" Hugh Willson D r John Cochran 
Rob* Gillmor Will m Kelliey (?) 

Voted for survaiers for the Westerly sid of Baver Brook 
Nathenall Hollms John Bleer Sam 11 Greems Will" Cox Tho 9 
Wallace the 2 Samue 11 Senter James Willson John Carr Jun r 
John Barnett James Moore Alexd r M c Collm Will m Adams 

voted for fence Vers and praisers John Archbald John 
Wallace 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 267 

voted for lather seler for the Insuing year John Cox 

voted for Hoge hourds for the In s year for the Esterly 
sid of Beaver Brook Alexd r Cellsey Joseph Scobey 

voted for Hoge hourds for the Westerly sid of Baver Brook 
for In s . year Will m Eobartson Black James Willson 

Voted for Counters with the select Men for the Insuing 
year John Bleer John Wallace Moses Barnett 

voted for Invoice Men for the Insuing year. Lif* Bob* 
Cochran James Adams 

voted for tacking Care of Weights and Mishers John Bleer 
John Moreson sen r 

voted for the tacking Care of the Deer for the Insuing year 
James Willson Tho s Wallace the 3 Bob* Moore Insin William 
Bleer 

this Meeting is ajorn d untill Wedensday the 20 th of this In- 
stant at ten of the Clock befor Noon 



Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry march the 20 th 1744/5 

then meet acording to the ajornment on s d Day and the 
towns acounts was Bede and aproven of (viz) John Houn- 
ters Will m Nickells Benjmen Thomptsons and David M c Cal- 
lasters 

then dismis d said meeting 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry March the 5 th 1744/5 

You are hereby Bequiered to Warn all the freeholders and 
Inhabatance in your Bespective Bounds to assemble and 
Meet at the old Meetinghous upon Wensday the twinty Day 
of this Instant at teen of the Clock before Noon then and 
thier 

1 To see what Incorigment the town Will Give to the 
Volenteers of this town that Intends for the Expediton by 
this Gournment 

21y to see if the town Will Execpt of James Boyses fine 
fine as if he had served Counstable and this shall be your 



268 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Warant given under our hands the Day and year above 

Mentioned 

Rob 1 Wallace 
Tho s Horner 
Tho s Cochran 
Andrew Clendinin 
Hugh Willson 

Men select 
to Joseph Bell Counstable for the Westerly side of Baver 

Brook 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry March the 20 th 1744/5 
I have posted up this Warant two publick Days as usuel 

Pr Joseph Bell Counstable 
the other Warant for said Meeting was Exemend and found 
Word for word so not Needfull to be put upon Record 

Attests Pr Moses Barnett town Clerk 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry March the 20 th 1744/5 

then mete on said Day acording to the apointment of the 
warant and Chous for Moderator for s d meeting John Bleer 

the first artickel of the warant being Considred it is 
Voted as the men Was not sent for and the town understood 
that the fleet was gon to pas this artickell at the present* 

*This vote has reference to the Louisburg expedition. The 
first troops from New Hampshire, that started several days be- 
fore the Massachusetts men left Boston, sailed from Portsmouth 
March 23d O. S., or April 4th N. S., 1745. This regiment of over 
five hundred men was under command of Col. Samuel Moore of 
Portsmouth. Dr. Matthew Thornton of Londonderry accom- 
panied this body of soldiers as surgeon. The attack of the New 
England troops, in conjunction with the British seamen, was 
made upon June 17 of the same year, and upon June 20th the 
following men enlisted from Londonderry, serving during the 
rest of the campaign among the reinforcements sent to aid the 
first troops, all doing duty under Colonel Moore: John Adams, 
John Carter, Robert Cunningham, Andrew Logan, John Mc- 
Laughlin, James McLaughlin, Samuel Miller, John Miller, Adam 
Gault, Patrick Gault, privates; Robert Kennedy, sergeant; Hugh 
Montgomery, ensign; Daniel McGregor, captain. It is possible 
others went from Londonderry, for there is no complete record 
to show the facts.— Editor. 



EARL? RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 269 

2 ly the second artick being Eede and Considered it is 
voted to Enter Down James Boys he serving as Counstalle 
for his fine 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry May 20 th 1745 
Pursuant to a presept or writ to us Directed from Tho s 
Packer high shirif of the provonce of for sd for to Chose a 
Representative for this town afor sd in order that the said 
person so Chosen may Give his attandance the next sessions 
of Jenerall Assembly to be holden at portsmouth on the fifth 
Day of June next at ten of the Clock in the fore Noon you 
are hearby Requiered in his Maj ts Name to Warn the free- 
holders in your Respective bounds Duly Qualified by law to 
Elect Representative that thyMeet at the old meetinghous 
on Munday the third Day of June nixt at one of the Clock in 
the after Noon then and their 

1 to Chouse or Elect one person Qualified by Law to 
Represent the said town In Generall assesembly and this shall 
be your Warant Given under our hands the Day and year 
above Mentioned 

Tho s Horner 
Tho s Cochran 
Andrew Clendinin 
Hugh Willson 
Rob 1 Wallace 

Selectmen 
to Samuel Dickey Counstable for the Westerly side of 
Beaver Brook 

Londonderry June the 3: 1745 
In obedeince to the Within Warant I have posted it two 
publick Days as usuall 

Pr. me 

Samuell Dickey Constable 
the other Warant for said Meeting was Exemened and found 
word for word and so not Needfull to be put upon Record 

attests P Moses Barnett 

town Clerk 



270 MANCHESTER HISTOPwIC COLLECTIONS. 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry June the 3 th 1745 

then Mete the freeholders and Inhabitance of said Lond 17 
Qallified by Law the Meeting being legelly Called and Chus 
for Moderater for said Meeting Lif 1 Hugh Willson 

1 the first artiekle of the Warant being Eede and Con- 
sidered it is voted by the Eleetors then present that John 
MacMurphy Esq r shall Represent them in Jenerall asembly 
to be holden at portsmouth the fifth Day of this Instant at 
ten of the Clock in the fore Noon 

Provance of Newhampshere 

Londonderry September 2 th 1745 
You are hereby Eequiered to Warn all the freeholders and 
Inhabitance in your Eespective Bounds to assemble and mee 
at the old Meetinghous upon Munday the sixteen Day of 
September Instant at two of the Clok in the after Noon 
then and their 

1 ly to see What sume of Money the town will allow to 
be Ressed for to Defray the Debts or Charges of this town 
for this present year 

21y to see wither the town will Repair the fence of the 
greave yeard at the old Meetinghous and fence the greav 
yeard at the hill Meetinghous 

and this shall be your warant given under our hands the 
Day and year above Mentioned 

Rob 1 Wallace 
Tho a Horner 
Andrew Clendinin 
Hugh Willson 

Select Men 

to Samuell Dickey Counstable for the Westerly sid of 
Beaver Brook 

Londonderry September 16 th 1745 
In obedence to the within warant I have posted it two pub- 
lick Day 

P r Samuell Dickey Counstable 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 271 

the other warant for s d Meeting was Exemn d and found 
word for word so not Needfull to be put upon Eecord 

attests Pr Moses Barnett 

town Clerk 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry Supt r the 16 th 1745 

the freeholders and Inhabitancy of Lond ry Meete on S d 
Day acording to the apointment of the warant it being legilly 
Called and voted for Moderator for S d meeting John Bleer 

1 ly the first artickle of the forgoing warant being Rede 
and Considered by the afor sd Inhabitance itis voted that the 
select men is to bay two Barals of gunpouder for atown 
stock and said pouder when bought is to be Louged the one 
half in the old meetinghous and the other half in the new 
and it is further voted that the select men is to buld Close 
apartments in the Roofs of Said meetinghouses to secure S d 
pouder 

2 ly voted that the select men is to Reas and and asses 
two houndred pounds old tenner to Defray the town Debts 
for this year it is voted that the select men is to get the two 
grave yards fenced and the one at the old meetinghous fenc'd 
with Rocks and bords* 

*The financial problem at this period was even more difficult 
of adjustment than at the present time. Mediums of exchange 
were scare, and the paper money issued by the courts of Massa- 
chusetts and New Hampshire depreciated in value .very rapidly, 
and in 1741 the government was able to pay only one fourth of 
the face value of the "Bills of Credit," as they were known. 
Government undertook to remedy this evil by issuing in 1742 
new bills, giving the year and value according to the old and 
new rates. These became known as "New Tenor," while pre- 
vious issues were styled "Old Tenor." In order to meet the 
expense of the Louisburg expedition another emission was made 
in 1745, which created further confusion in the money market. 
Parliament then undertook to stop the colonial courts from 
issuing further paper money. Circumstances compelled them 
to make three issues during the French and Indian War, known 
as "New Tenor or Crown Point Bills." Fifteen shillings of this 
paper were equal to one dollar in specie. These bills soon de- 
preciated, and finally sterling money became the standard in 
value, paper passing as currency regulated in its valuation by 
the price of silver. — Ed. 



272 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry febr ry the 10 th 1745/6 

You are hereby Requiered to Warn all the freeholders and 
Inhabitance in your Respective bounds to asemble and meet 
at the old Meetinghous upon Wensday the fifth Day of March 
Next at Nine of the Clock in the fore Noon then and there 

1 ly to Choose all the town and old parish officeres for 
the year Insuing 

2 ly to see if the town will approue of the selectmens 
greement With Insin John Wiar for Nine Rhods and one 
half Rhode of Land for stragting of the graveyard fence 

3 ly to see if the town Will alow Tho s Campbell any al- 
lowence for fenceing of the grave yard at the old Meeting- 
hous for he sayes that he is at agrete Loose by it 

4 ly to see if the town Will Chuse aCommite to Clear the 
graveyarde and sow it With Heay seed 

5 ly to see What the town Will do With the Mor Cloth 
and the Money that is goten for it 

6 ly to hear the towns acounts Rede and aproven or not 
aproven of 

and this shall be Warant given under our hands 

Hugh Willson 
Tho s Cochran 
Tho s Horner 
Rob 1 Wallace 

select men 
to Samuell Dickey Counst bl for the Westerly sid of Baver 
Brook 

Londonderry march the 5 th 1745/6 
In obedence to the within Warant I have posted it up two 
publick Days 

P r Samuell Dickey Counstable 

Note the other Warant for s d meeting was Exem nd and 
found word for word so not Needfull to be put upon Record 
attests P Moses Barnett town Clerk 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 273 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry March the 5 th 1745/6 

by vartu of the forgoing warant being legelly Calle d the 
freeholders and Inhabitance of Londondery Mete at the old 
Meetinghous on s d Day and after Eeeding the warant for s d 
Meeting thy Chuse for Moderater for s d meeting Lif tn Hugh 
Willson 

voted for five selectmen for the Insuing year and thy are 
as followeth Lif* Hugh Willson Tho s Horner Andrew Clen- 
dinin John Crumey James Wallace 

voted for town Clerk for the Insuing year Moses Barnett 

voted for tayithingmen of the Insuing year Janes m c Keen 
Ju r Samuell Boyd 

voted for Counstable for the Esterly side of Baver Brook 
Will m Clendinin 

Counstable for the Westerly side Will m Ears 

voted for old parish Counstables John Wallace Samuell 
Miller 

voted for survayers for the Esterly sid of Baver Brook Cap* 
Mitchell Hugh Mungoumbrey Tho s Campbell Lif fc Cochran 
Lif Willson David Hopkens Peeter Cristey arther Boyd 

voted for survayers for the Westerly side of Baver Brook 
Nalh u Holms James Tagart John Bleer Samuell Benken John 
Anderson Ju r Samuell Senter John Pinkertown Rob* Ander- 
son Tho s Hogg James Moor Alex dr M c Collm John Hunter 

Lather seler of the Insuing year voted Samuell Boyd 

voted for Hoghourds for the Insuing year Samuell Peter- 
son Joseph Scobay Gorg Clark James Willson Black 

voted fence vawers and praysers James Moreson Tho s Coch- 
ran 

voted for Counters with the select men and Constables 
Sam 11 Barr John Bleer Moses Barnett 

voted for tacking the Invoice Alex dr M c Neell John Crom- 
bey Ju r 

voted to Inspect into Killing of Deer out of seson Will m 
Pirim Tho s Wallace the third Joseph Moreson John Cromey 
Ju r 



274 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

the second artickell of the warant being Bed and Consid- 
ered it is voted to aprove of the select mens agreement With 
Insin John Wiar in paying for the Land tacken in to Mack 
the grave yard fence streght 

this Meeting is ajorined untill tusday the Eight day of 
aprill Next at Eight of the Clock befor Noon 

Londonderry aprill the 8 th 1746 

then Meete acording to the ajornment of the afor sd Meet- 
ing and Voted upon the third artickell of the warant to allow 
Thomas Campbell fifteen pounds old tenner for ahelp to his 
former wages for fenceing the Grave yard at the Meetinghous 
becaus he Complen d that he had two Little Wages by his bar- 
gain 

it is voted upon the fourth artickel of the forgoing warant 
to pay for the palm Cloth as formerly and it is to be Con- 
tained in its Lodging where it Was and Moses Barnett is to 
have the fifth Shilling of what is got for s d Cloth for his 
troble in tacking Care of it 

voted that Rob* Alex dr is to Cleare the grave yarde of all 
Logs Reals and Brosh withen the saim at orbefore the first 
of augst Next and S d Alexdr is to have fifteen shillings old 
tener for his trobl 

voted upon the fifth artickle of the forgoing warant to 
aprove of the town acounts (viz) Samuell Allesons and Samuell 
Dickeys 

the six th artickell of the warant being Considred it is Voted 
by the Mager part of the Inhabetance being present to Lodg 
the one half of the towns store of amonition in old Cap 1 Gregg 
and the other half of said store in Cap 1 Barrs 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry June y e 16 th 1746 

Your are hereby Requiered to Warn all the freeholders 
and inhabitance in your Respective bounds to assemble and 
meet at the old Meetinghous upon Monday the thireyeth In- 
stant at one of the Clock after Noon then and their 

1 to see What Incorigment the town Will give to those 






EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 275 

volenteers that have or May InList in this town for the pres- 
ent Expedition by this government 

2 ly to see What sume of Money the town will vote to be 
assesed for the Defraying thier Charges for this present year 
and this shall be your warant given under onr hands the 
Day and year above Mentioned 

Tho s Horner 
John Cromey 
Andrew Clendinin 
James Wallace 
Hugh Willson 

Select Men 
to M r William Clendinin town Counstable 
posted two poblick Days acording to Costom 

P Will m Clendinin Constable 

Londonderry the 30 th 1746 
Then Mete acording to the apointment of the forgoing 
Warant it being legelly Called and Chuse for Moderater for 
s d Meeting John Bleer 

the first artickell of the forgoing Warant being Eed and 
Considered it is voted to Com to avote to Now wither the 
town Will give any Incoridgment or Not to vollunteers that 
gos out of the town to the present Expedition 

it is voted to pass this first artickell untill the town be More 
Eipe to give avote upon that purtickeler 

2 ly the second artickell being Eed and Considered it is 
voted that the Select Men is to assess one houndred and forty 
pounds old tenner for to Defray the town Debts for this pres- 
ent year 

Note the other Warant for s d Meeting was Eed and Com- 
par d and found word for word and Not Needfull to be put 
upon Eecord 

attests P r Moses Barnett 

town Clerk 
Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry January the 19 th 1746/7 
You are hearby Eequiered to warn all the freeholders In 



276 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

your Respective bounds to assemble and meet at the old meet- 
ing hous upon Monday the second Day of feb ry next at ten 
of the Clock in the fore noon then and their 

1 To see What the town will do with sum Lawsuts that 
are Leake to arise in their afers 

2 ly to see What the town will do with Insine John Ram- 
sey about apeace of ahighway that is Recorded in his feld 
Not for the benifit of any But the people Wants ahighway 
in that End of the town 

3 ly to see what the town will do with Charls Stueart 
about ahigh way to go to to Meeting and Mill 

and this shall be your Warant given under our hands the 
Day and year above Mentioned 

Hugh Willson 
i;*; John Cromey 

% Tho s Horner 

Andrew Clendinin 
James Wallace 

Select Men 
To Will m Clendinin town Counstable 

Provance of Newhampsher 

Londonderry feb ry the 2 th 174G/7 
In obedance to the within warant I have posted it up two 
Days acording to former Custom 

P Will m Clendinin Counstable 
the other warant for S d Meeting was Rede and found word 
for word so not Needfull to be put upon Record 

attests P Moses Barnett town Clerk 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry feb ry the 2 th 1746/7 

Then Mette acording to the apointment of the forgoing 
warnt it being Legelly Called and Chuse for Moderater for 
said Meeting John Bleer 

the first artickell of the forgoing warant being Read and 
Considered it is voted that the select men is to acte in this 
artickell acording to what advice Cap* Sam 11 Barr Brings 
from the Bank 



EAKLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 277 

the other two artickells of said warant being Read and Con- 
sidred it is voted to pass them Both in the Negitve 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry feb ry the 10 th 1746/7 

You are hearby Eequiered to warn all the freeholders and 
Inhabitance in your Respective Bounds to assemble and Meet 
at the old Meetinghous upon thorsday the fifth Day of March 
Next at Nine of the Clock in the for Noon then and their 

1 To Choose all the town and old parish officers for the 
Year Insuing 

2 ly to heare the towns acounts Rede and approven or 
not approven of 

3 ly to see What the town Will Do with the Mor Cloth 
and the Money that is Gotten for it 

and this shall be your warant Given under our hands the 
Day and Year above Mentioned 

Hugh Willson 
Tho s Horner 
Andrew Clendinin 
James Wallace 
John Cromey 

select men 
To M r William Eayrs Town Counstable 

Provance of Newhampsher 

Londonderry March the 5 th 1746/7 
In obedence to the within warant I have posted it three 
publick Days 

P r me 

William Earse Counstable 

Note the other Warant for the afor sd Meeting was Rede 
and Exemened and found word for word so not Needfull to 
be put upon Record 

attests P Moses Barnett Town Clerk 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry March the 5 th 1746/7 
By vertu of the forgoing warant it being legaly Called the 



278 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Inhabatence and freeholders of Lond ry Mete at their old 
Meetinghous on s d Day and after Reding the warant for s d 
Meeting thy Chuse for Moderator for s d Meeting Lif 1 Hugh 
Willson 

voted by the afor sd freeholders and Inhabetance that there 
shall be five select Men for the Insuing year and there Names 
is as followeth Lift Hugh Willson Tho s Horner Andrew 
Clendinin John Cromey James Wallace 

voted for assesers or Doomers for the Insuing year John 
Bleer Sam 11 Barr Moses Barnett 

voted for Town Clerk for the Insuing year Moses Barnett 
voted for tayithingmen for the Insuing year Charls Cox 
Rob 1 Moreson Ju 11 

voted for town Counstables for the Insuing year Arther 
Boyd James Moore 

Voted for Counstables for the old Parish for the Insuing 
3'ear James Moreson John Brown James Moreson Jun r 

James Moreson geting his son James Willing to serve for 
him was Exep 1M of by the town for the Insuing year 

Voted for surviers for the Esterly side of Beaver Brook for 
the Insuing year Cap* John Mitchell Rob 1 Boys Esq r Rob* 
Mungombrey Lift Rob 1 Cochran Lift Hugh Willson Tho s 
Dunshee Arther Boyd Will m Clendinin 

Voted for survairs for the Westerly side of Baver Brook 
for the Insuing year Peeter Cochran John Clark John Bleer 
Ma thaw Ramsey Rob 1 Wallace Sam 11 Dickey Archbald M 1 
Murphy Sam 11 Anderson Tho s Hogg James Moore Alex dr M 1 
Collom Mathew Wright 

Voted for Lather sealler for the Insuing year Samuell Boyd 
Voted for Hogg Reves for for the Insuing year Sam 11 Peter- 
son John Karr Ju r Will m Adams Will m Dunken 

voted for Counters with the select men and Counstables for 
the Insuing year Rob 1 Cochran Sam 11 Barr Moses Barnett 

voted for Invice Men for the Insuing year Alex dr M 1 Xeell 
John Cromey Ju r 

voted for Inspectors into the Killing of Deer for the Insu- 
ing year James Nesmith Ju r James Anderson Ju r James 
Moore Ju r Rob 1 Moor North 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 279 

This Meeting is ajorn d untill Thorsday the Ninteenth Day 
of this Instant at twelf of the Clok 

Provance of Newhampsher 

Londonderry March the 19 th 1746/7 

then the freehoders and Inhabteants mete acording to the 
ajorinment of the afor sd Meeting and the second artickell of 
the afor sd Warant being Red and Considred it is voted by 
S d Meeting to aprove of the towns acounts thy being Eed 

the third artickell of the forgoing Warant being Eed and 
Considred it is voted to Lodg the Mor Cloth in James 
Nesmeths for this Insuing year and S d Nesmeth is to Recive 
for the saim as formerly and it is voted S d Meeting that the 
select Men is to Count with Moses Barnett and Recive the 
Money that he has got for S d Cloth and hair as Much Money 
at the towns Cost to put along with the Money got from s d 
Barnett as Will bay aCloth which will be small for young 
Childer and it is to go at two Shillings and six pence to Each 
Corps 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry oct br the 12 th 1747 
Ylou are hereby Requiered to warn all the freeholders and 
inhabitance in your Respective Bounds to assemble and meet 
at the old Meetinghous upon Monday the twinty sixth Day 
of this Instant at one of the Clock in the after noon then 
and their 

1 to see What money the town will allow to be Reased 
to Defray the Debts or Charges for this present year 

21y to see what the town will do with that Bridg at Benj mu 
Willsons Mill it being in debet with windham 

and this shall be your warant given under our hands the 
Day and year above 

Hugh willson 
John Cromey 
James Wallace 
Tho s Horner 

select men 
To m r Arther Boy d Town Constable 



280 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Provance of Newhampsher 

Londonderry oct br the 26 th 1747 
In obedance to the within warant I have posted it up two 
publick Days acording to Custon 

P r mee Arther Boyd Connstable 
the other warant for S d meeting being Red and Exemened 
and found Word for word so not Needfull to be put upon 
Recod 

attests P Moses Barnett town Clerk 

Lond ry Oct br the 26 th 1747 

In obedance to the within warant the freeholders and In- 
habitence of S d Lond ry met on S d Day the warant being 
legelly Called and Made Choice of Rob 1 Boys Esq r for mod- 
erater for said meeting 

the first artickell of the forgoing warant being Red and 
Considered it is voted that the select men shall asses or aplot 
theree houndred pounds old tenner upon the polls and Estats 
of the Inhabitence of Lond ry for this present year for the 
payment of town and provance Reats 

voted upon the second artickle of the forgoing warant by 
S d Inhabitance as followeth that the Surviers belonging to 
the Bridg at Benjamen Willsons Mill is Left to alter it at 
their own plishour them Not Bringing any Charge upon the 
town for S d Bridg 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry feb ry the 1 th 1747/8 

You are hereby Required to warn all the freeholders and 
Inhabitance in your Respective Bounds to assemble and Meet 
at the old Meetinghous upon Monday the fif tenth Day of 
this Instant at ten of the Clock before Noon then and their 

1 to see what the town will Do about apitition that wind- 
ham have put in to the Jenerall Court to have this towns 
land lying in their town to pay Reats to them though Not 
setelled 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 281 

and this shall be your warant Given under our hands the 
Day and Year above Mentioned 

Hugh Willson 
Andrew Clendinin 
James Wallace 

Select Men 
To M r Arther Boyd town Counstable 

Provance of Newhampsher 

LondF feb ry the 15 th 1747/8 
In obediance to the above warant I have posted it up two 
publick Days as usuell 

Pr me Arther Boyd Counstable 
the other warant for S d Meeting was Eed and Compar d so 
Not Needfull to be put upon Eecord 

attests Pr Moses Barnett town Clerk 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londondery feb ry the 15 th 1747/8 

In obedance to the within warant it being Legelly Called 
the freeholders and Inhabitance of S d Lond ry mete on s d Day 
acording to the apointment of the forgoing warant and after 
Reeding the warant thy Made Choyse of Cap* Andrew Todd 
for Moderter for S d Meeting the warant being Eede and 
Considered it is voted by the afor sd free holders and Inhab- 
itance as followeth (viz) to Defend the pitition that is put 
into the Jenerall Court by the Inhabitance of windham to 
have our Common Lands Reated it is voted Leckwise by the 
afor sd freeholders and Inhabitance to Chouse two Men to go 
S d Court and Defend the Eights of S d Lond ry with full pow r 
and outheraty as if the wholl Inhabitance were all personelly 
present and the mens Names that is Chosen to go to S d Court 
by S d Inhabitance is Cap 1 Andrew Todd and Cap* Sam 11 Barr 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry febe ry the 10 th 1747/8 

You are hereby Eequaired to warn all the freeholde and 
Inhabitance in your Eespective Pounds to assemble and meet 
at the old Meetinghous upon Saterday the fifth Day of 
March Next a Nine of the Clock before Noon then and their 



282 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

1 to Chuse all the town and old parish officers for the 
year Insuing 

21y to Heare the towns acounts Rede and aproven or 
Not aproven 

and this Shall be your warant Given under our hands the 
Day and year above Mentioned 

Hugh willson 
Tho s Horner 
John Cromey 
James Wallace 

Select Men 
To M r Arther Boyd town Counstable 

Provance of Newhampsher 

Lond ry March the 5 th 1747/8 
In obedence to the forgoing warant I Have posted it up 
three publick Days acording to former Custom 

P me Arther Boyd town Counstable 
the other warant for S d Meeting was Eed and Compar d and 
found Word for word so Not Needfull to be put upon Record 

attests P Mo s Barnett town Clerk 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry March the 5 th 1747/8 

by vertue of the foregoing warant it being legely Called 
the free holders and Inhabitance of S d Lond ry Met acording 
to the apointment of the forgoing warant and after Reeding 
the warant for S d Meeting thy Made Choyse of Lif* Hugh 
willson for their Moderater to S d Meeting 

voted to Chuse five select men for the Insuing year & thier 
Names is as followeth John Cromey James Wallace Tho 3 
Horner Lif fc John Humphra John Mitchell Ju r 

voted for town Clerk for the Insuing year Mo s Barnett 
Counstable for the Easterly sid of Baver Brook Chused S d 
office by Consent Arther Boyd 

Counstable for the westerly side James Doage the town 
hes Excepted of James Doages son Rob 1 Doge to Serve Coun- 
stable in his fathers place for this Insuing year Rob 1 Doage 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 283 

voted for old parish Constables for the Insuing year John 
Alex^ Nineon Cochran 

Voted for tithing Men for the Insuing year Bob 1 Clark 
Rob* Clendinin 

Voted for Sirvayers for the Easterly sid of Baver Brook for 
the Insuing year Cap* John Mithell James Eodger Joseph 
Steell Lif 1 Bob* Cochran Halbart Moreson John Hopkens 
James Willson Gorge Moore Will m Hogg 

Chosen Sirvairs for the westerly side of S d Brook for the 
Insuing yeare Peeter Cochran John Clark Tho s Willson David 
Dickey John Mack Rob 1 M^lure Corly James Willson* Tho 3 
Boyd Will m Smith John Barnett James Nesmeth Jun r John 
Scobey James Callwell 

Chosen Lather sealer for the Insuing year Samuell Boyd 

Voted for hogg Eeves for the Insuing yeare John Stinson 
John Wallace Ingles Eange 

fence vewers & praysers for the Insuing year John Stwart 
John Bleere 

Chosen to tack Care of the select men and Counstables 
acounts Sam 11 Barr Mo s Barnett Rob* Cochran 

Chosen to tack the Invoice for the Insuing year Alex dr Mc- 
Neil John Cromey 

Chosen to Inspect into the Cilling of Deere for the Insuing 
yeare James Moore Canada John Anderson Jun r Sam 11 
Archbald Archbald M* Murphy 

the towns acounts being Rede (viz) James Morrows and 
arther Boyds this Meeting is ajorned untill the second tus- 
day of June Next at nine of the Clock before Noon at the 
old Meetinghous 

Lond^ June the 14 th 1748 
Then Mete acording to the ajorenment of S d Meeting and 
Voted as followeth by the propri ts and Inhabitance of S d 
Lond ry to Chuse two propri ts and two non-Commenrs to pro- 

*There being two James Wilsons they were distinguished by 
the designations of "Black Jim" and "Curly Jim," from the 
characteristics of their hair. — Ed. 



284 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

portion that twinty four pounds that was Spent at the Court 
by Cap 1 Todd and Cap 1 Barr to over torn the pition preferd 
to S d Court By Windham people the Mens Names is as fol- 
loweth John Bleer John Moreson Bob 1 Clark Bob 1 Wallace 
all the Best of the acounts is aproven of 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry March the 15 th 1747/8 
You are hereby Bequiered to warn all the freeholders and 
Inhabitance in your Bespa 1 bounds to assemble and meet at 
the old Meetinghous in Lond ry afor sd upon tusday the twinty 
Ninth of this Instant at ten of the Clock before Noon 

To see what thy will allow of bounty to the Men that shall 
Inlist in this town in the provance servese above the provance 
Wajess 

and this shall be your warrant given under our hands the 
Day and year above Mentioned 

John Humphrey 
John Cromey 
James Wallace 

select men 
To M r Arther boyd Town Constable 

Provance of Newhampsher 

Lo: Derry March the 29 th 1748 
In obedince to the within warant I have posted it acording 
to Costom 

P r Me Arther boyd town Counstable 
The other warant for S d Meeting was Bed 6 and found word 
for word so not needfull to be put upon Becod 

attests Pr Moses Barnet town Clerk 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry March the 29 th 1748 

In obedance to the within warant it being legelly Cal d the 
free holders and Inhabitance of Lo: Derry Mete on sd Day 
acording to the apointment of the forgoing warant and Made 
Choice of John Macmurphy Esq r for their Moderater for S d 
Meeting the warant being Bede and Considered it is voted 
by S d freeholders and Inhabitance to allow abounty to the 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 285 

noumber of forteen men that Inlists in the provance servise 
out of S d Lo: Derry and serves for S d Derrys Cotto of prov- 
ance service for this year of S d nomber Voted by s d freehold- 
ers & Inhabitance to give Eight pounds old tenner to Each 
of the afos ad Nomber of Men that Serves in S d service for this 

year 

Lond ry March the 29 th 1748 

John Bleer Enters his Desent against the acttings of the 

afor sd Meeting 

Provance of Newhampsher 

Londonderry September y e 15 th 1748 
You are hereby Eequiered to warn all the freeholders and 
Inhabitance in your Eespective Bounds to assemble and Meet 
at the old Meetinghous in Lond ry upon wansday the twinty 
Eight of this Instant at ten of the Clock before Noon then 
and their 

1 To see what money the town will allow to be assesed 
for to Defray Charges that is in the town and will be in the 
town this present year 

2 ly To See if the town will Com to En Equallent or Divi- 
sion of the high ways in Each Destrick in the town 

3 ly To see if the town will Chuse aproper and fite person 
or persons to survay and Inspect the linens and hollands made 
in this town for seal that so the Credete of our Manefectars 
may be keept up and the bayers and purshers of our linens may 
Not be Imposed upon with foraign and outlandish Linens in 
the name of ours or any other Mathod that may be thought 
proper and necerey for that End as may be agrreed upon 

and this shall be your warant Given under our hands the 
Day and Year above Mentioned 

John Cromey 
James Wallace 
Tho s Horner 
John Mitchell 
John Humphry 

select men 



286 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

To M r Arther Boyd town Coun st for the Easterly side of 
Baver Brook 

Provance of Newhampshir 

In obideance of the within warant I have posted it acord- 
ing to Costom 

P me Arther Boyd Couns 1 
The other warant for S d meeting w T as Rede and Compard 
and found word for word so not Needfull to be put upon 
Record 

attests P Mo s Barnett town Clerk 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry Sep tr the 28 th 1748 

In obidence to the within warant it being Legelly Call d the- 
freeholders and Inhabitance of S d Lond ry mate on S d Day 
and made Choys of John M fc Murphy Esq r for thier Moder- 
ater for S d Meeting 

the first artickell of the warant being Rede and Considered 
it is voted by S d freeholders and Inhabitance that the select 
men of S d Lond ry is to aplot or asses four houndred and 
twinty pounds old tenner to Defray the town Debts for this 
present year 

2 ly the second artickell of the forgoing warant is voted to 
be past for this time 

3 ly The third artickel of the forgoing warant being Rede 
and considered by S d Inhabitance thy voted that the select 
men of S d Lond ry is to portchis seals to seal all the Linens 
that is made in S d Lond 1 * 5 " and it is voted by said propri ts that 
John Maemurphy Esq r and John Wallace yoman shall be 
Sealers and Inspectors of all the Hollands and Linens that 
are made or to be made in our town whither brown white 
spackled stript or chak d 

That are to be Exposed to seal untill our anuall Meeting 
in March next for the Choise of town officers and that thy 
shall be upon oath to the faithful] Discharge of their trust 
and that the s d sealers and Inspecters shall seal any of the 
afor sd Linens with astamp in Each End of the peace of Cloth' 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 287 

with the words (Londonderry in Newhampshire and Give a 
Certificate to the persons that are owners of the Cloth of 
their so doing for which stamp Inspection and sertificate thy 
shall Eecive from the owners of S d Linens sixpence old 
tenner for Each peace and when the said sealers and Inspect- 
ed shall suspect any Linens Brought to be Marked not Made 
and Manafactered in this town thy shall be Invested with 
power to have the oath or oathes of any Suspected person or 
persons Conserning the same and also that there shall be 
one or more sutable persons Chosen by the town to Pitition 
the Gen 11 assembley of this provance when siting to have 
aspeciall act of Gov* for the Good purposses afor sd 

and if the Gen 11 Court find that the town in thier vote have 
not Gaurded sufficeently against any fraud that Might be 
purpetrated in the afor sd affair or any other thing nesecery 
for the Intended Good purposses that thy wo d please to add 
in s d act any and Everything that might be Needfull for the 
Ends afor sd * 

*The first settlers of Londonderry, as well as introducing the 
cultivation of the potato in this country, were the pioneer man- 
ufacturers of linen cloth, which for many years was a leading 
source of profit in New England. Mills were erected within two 
years of the coming of these sturdy builders of a new town. 
In this enterprise, however, they met with difficulties from un- 
scrupulous parties and were forced to seek the courts for re- 
dress and protection, as witness the following action: 

In the House &c May 7th 1721. 

Whereas there are great frauds and deceipt practised by 
p'sons travelling in this Province by selling of Foreign Linens, 
under pretence they were made at Londonderry in this Prov- 
ince, which tends to the Damage of those who realy make and 
sell the Linen in Londonderry, and to evade the Act made by 
this Govermt agt Hakwing & Pedling, &c; For prevention of 
which, & for encouraging the manufacturing Linnen in said 
Town, 

Voted, That an Act be drawn up authorizing the said Town 
to make choice of a suitable p'son to Seal all such Linen as 
shall be made in the said Town, and to have a seale with the 
name of the Town engraved on it, & authority to such sealer 
(if Suspect yt 'twas not made in the Town) to admr an oath 
to the p'sons that brings Linen to be sealed, that it was bona 
fide made in said Town. — Ed. 



288 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Provance of Newhampsher 

Londonderry Dec br y e 17 th 1748 
You are hearby Eequiered in his Maj tes Name to warn all 
the free holders and Inhabitance in your Respective bounds 
that are Quallifed in Law for Voters to assemble and Meet 
at the old Meeting hous in Lon d afor sd upon Monday the 
Second Day of Jan ry next at ten of the Clock in the fore 
Noon then and their 

To Elect on parson Quallifid by Law to Represent the s d 
town In Gen rl assembley to be Convined and holden at pors- 
mouth on the third Day of Jan 17 Next at ten of the Clock 
in the for Noon 

John Cromey 
Tho s Horner 
James Wallace 
John Mitchell Jun r 
John Humphry 

select Men 

To M r Arther Boyd Cons bl for the Easterly sid of Baver 
Brook 

Lond ry Jan ry the 2 th 1748/9 
In obedence to the within warant I have posted it acord 11 to 
former Costom 

P Arther Boyd Constable 
The other warant for s d Meeting Exemened and found word 
for word so not Needfull to be put upon Record 

attests P Mo s Barnett 

town Clerk 
Provance of Newhampsher 

Lond ry Jan ry the 2 d 1748/9 
In obidence to the forgoing warant it being Legelly Called 
the freeholders and Inhabitance of Lond ry and windham as- 
sembled and Meete on s d Day and after Reeding s d warant 
thy Made Choice of Cap 1 And w Todd for Moderater for s d 
Meeting the artickle of the forgoing warant being Rede and 
Considered the Electors of Lond ry and Windham Made Choice 
of John Macmurphy Esq r to Represent them In Generall as- 
semblev and So Dismised 



EABLY BECOBDS OP LONDONDEEBY. 289 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry feberry y e 16 th 1748/9 
You are hearby Requiered to warn all the freeholders and 
Inhabitance in your Respective Bounds to assemble and Meet 
at the old Meetinghous on Monday the sixth Day of March 
Next at nine of the Clock before Noon then and thier 

1* To Choose all the town and old parish officers for the 
Insuing year 

2 ly To see if the town will mack an acte for the term of 
time that the Law allows of in Every town of the provance 
and that is to mack or put a fine on all such persons that Do 
Not Make aRetorn of the Names of such persons that Corns 
into the town as borders or as trangent persons Coming in to 
the town and such persons that Entertans Such and Do Not 
Mack aRetorn of such persons Names to the select Men for 
time being may be thought Gilty of Damage to the town 

3 ly To see if the town will Com to an Equallent of the 
high ways in the town in proportion of the Surviers in S d 
town 

4 ly To here the towns acounts Rede and approven or Not 
approven of 

and this shall be your warant Given under our hands 

Jo n Cromey 
Tho s Horner 
John Mitchell Ju r 
John Humphry 
James Wallace 

select Men 
To M r Arther Boyd Couns" on the Easter y sid of Baver 
Brook 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry March the 6 th 1748/9 
In obideance to the within prrespt I have posted it 
acording to Costom 

P r me Aarther Boy d town Counstable 
the other warant for Sd Meeting was Rede and Exemen d 



290 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

and found word for word so Not Needfull to be put upon 
Eecord 

attests P Mo s Barnett town Clerk 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond^ March the 6 th 1748/9 

By vartu of the forgoing warant it being Legelly Called 
the Inhabitance and freeholders of Sd Lond 17 Mate at the 
first Meetinghous of s d Lond^ on S d Day and after Reeding 
the warant for S d Meeting thy voted for Moderater for S d 
Meeting Rob 1 Boys Esq r 

Voted for five select Men for the Insuing Year thier Names 
is as followeth John Cromey John Humphry John Mitchell 
Ju r James Morrow Peeter Cristey 

Voted for town Clerk for the Insuing year Mo 8 Barnett 

Voted for town Counstables for the Insuing year David 
Anderson Jo n Anderson Ju r 

Voted for old parish Counstabls for the Insuing year Hal- 
bart Moreson John Moore 

Taything Men Chouson for the Insuing year Rob 1 Clark 
Will m Gregg 

Survayrs Choson for the Insuing year on the Easterly side 
of Baver Brook In 8 Jo n Wiar Hugh Ramsey Rob 1 Alexd r Ju r 
Banjamen Thomptson Tho 8 Davidson John Cochran Ju r John 
Mitchell Ju r Rob 1 Ridell John Carr 

Survayers Chosen for the Insuing year on the westerly sid 
of s d Brook Charls M 1 Clorge Rob 1 Boyd Sam 11 Boyd Sam 11 
Renken Rob 1 Wallace Will m White Will m Betey John Stell 
Joseph Boys Joseph Bell James Moore John Wallace James 
Callwell 

Chose for Lather Sealer for the Insuing year David Hop- 
kens 

Chose for Hog Reavis for the Insuing year Hugh Ramsey 
Nath u Aken 

Chose for fence vers and praysers for the Insuing year John 
Bleer John Stwart 

Chose for Countes with the select men and Counstables for 
the Insuing year Sam 11 Barr Rob 1 Cochran Moses Barnett 



EARLF RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 291 

Chose for Inspecting into the Killing of Dear for the In- 
suing year Sam 11 Archbald Tho s Willson Cannad Arther Nes- 
meth Daniell Lesley 

Chose for the Sealers of Linen for the Insuing year Rob* 
Boys Esq r John Wallace 

The second artickell of the forgoing warant being Rede and 
Considered it is voted to ajorn it untill further Consideration 

the 3 artickell of the forgoing warant being Considered it 
is past 

the forth artickell being Considered it is voted to approve 
of all the towns acounts that was Rede (viz) Lif fc John 
Humphrys Arther Boyds and Rob 1 Dooaks as far as thy had 
Discounted 

Joseph Boys John Hillands and David Baverlend Enters 
thier Desent against having two surviers of high ways in their 
part of the town where thy usuelly had But one 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry April y e 13 th 1749 
You are hereby Requiered to warn all freeholders and In- 
habitance in your Respective bounds to assemble at the old 
Meetinghous upon friday the fifth Day of May Next at two 
of the Clock in the after Noon then and thier 

1 ly to see if the town will approve or Note approve of- 
agramer school in the town for the present year for som of 
the Inhabitance of the town have Charged us the select Men 
of the town for to provide aGramer school Master in the town 
and if Not thy will take the benifite of the law: and we have 
Provided a Gant 1 Man for that End and if the town thinks 
it Not fiting to have one for the present yeare and pass avote 
to Clear the Select Men of the fine that the law Exacts upon 
them for Not keeping of one and if the. town vots to have 
None then we will pay the Gant 1 Man for the time by past 

2 ly To see if the town will allow pay to the select Men 
for Laying out of high ways in the town and any other thing 
that the town Shall think Nessecery for the benifite of the 
town 



292 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

and this be your warant Given under our hands the and 
year above 

Jo n Cromey 
Jo n Mitchell Ju r 
Peeter Cristy 
Jo D Humphry 

select men 
To M r David Anderson Town Counstable for the Easterly 
side of baver Brook 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond^ May the 5 th 1749 

I have posted this warant acording to former Costom 

P me David Anderson Counstale 

The other warant for s d Meeting was Rede and Comperd 
and found word for word so Not Needfull to be pute upon 
Record 

attests P Mo 9 Barnett Town Clerk 
Lond ry May the 5 th 1749 

In obidance to the forgoing warant the freeholders and In- 
habitance of S d Lond ry Mete on s d Day and after Reeding the 
warant for s d meeting thy made Choys of M r John Bleer for 
their Moderater 

the first artickle of the forgoing warant being Rede and 
Considred it is voted by S d Inhabitance wheras the Inhabi- 
tance of S d town thinks thy are More Benefited by their 
schools as thy have them in all parts of the town than thy 
Can be by agramer school and Nobodey appeering to Insist 
for one and it is voted to pass this artickell and Chuse aCom- 
mishener to Go to the Quarter Seshens to see if we Can be 
Relivd of the same and the select men is to Chuse and send 
s d Commishener and if thier be any ill Minded person that 
will Complean upon the select men for want s d scholl that 
then the town is to pay all the Charges that will increw to the 
select Men 

The second artickell of the forgoing warant being Rede and 
Considered it- is voted by sd Inhabitance Note to allow the 
select Men any pay for Laying out highways and so Dismis d 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 293 

Provance of Newhampsher 

Lond 17 Sep tr y e 13 th 1749 

You are hereby Eequiered to warn all the freeholders and 
Inhabitance in your Bespective Bounds to Meet at the old 
Meetinghouse upon wadenday the twinty seventh Day of this 
Instant at three of the Clock after Noon then and thier 

1 To see what money the town will allow to be assesed 
for Defreying of Charges for the present and allso for to have 
the towns acounts Eede and approven or Not approven 

2 ly To see if the town will Eun En Equall Chance with 
those men that Give Bounds for Cap 1 Mitchells Inlargment 
since we all beleve in aJudgment of Chaety that he is Clear 
of the Charge laid against him and whatsoever Ellse may be 
thought Needfull on that affear and to acte there on 

and this shall your warant Given under our hands the 
Day and year above Mentioned 

Peeter Cristey 
Jo n Mitchell Ju r 
John Humphry 

men select 
To M r David Anderson Counstable in the Easterly side of 
Baver Brook 

Lond ry Sep tr the 27 th 1749 
In obidance to the forgoing warant I have posted it two 
publick Days acording to Costom 

P David anderson Counstable 
the other warant for Sd Meeting was Eede and Exemen d 
and found word for word so note Needfull to be put upon 
Eecord 

attests P mos Ba fc town Clerk 

Provance of Newhampsher 

Lond 17 Sep tr the 27 th 1749 

In obedance to the for going warant it being Legellay 
Called the freeholders and Inhabitance of S d Lond ry mete 
ons d Day and after Eeding the warant for s d meeting s d free- 
horders and Inhabitance made Choys of Lif* Hugh willson for 
their moderater for s d Meeting 



294 MANCHESTEli HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

The first artickle of S d warant being Rede and Considered 
it is voted to approve of the towns acounts that was Rede 

Voted Leckwise by S d freeholders and Inhabitance that 
the select men of s d town is to applote or assess the Sume of 
three houndred pounds old tenner for this present year (viz) 
in order to pay the Houndred and forty pounds that was ex- 
pended upon Cap 1 John Mitchells being Confined and the 
Ren d to pay the towns Debts* 

The second artickell of the forgoing warant being Rede 
and Considered it is voted by the for 8d freehord" and Inhabi- 
tance that thy will pay equally their proportion of what Dam- 
age will Com upon John Macmurphy Rob 1 Boys Andrew 
Todd Sam 11 Barr Mo s Barnett and John Mitchell Ju r Relat- 
ing to abond that the afor sd Gentl men Give to the high Shirive 

*This act of the town relates to a difficulty that one of her 
most respected citizens had encountered. In 1749 Jotham 
Odiorne, of Portsmouth, a wealthy man and a man of considerable 
political prominence, incurred the enmity of parties unknown 
to him. These men sent him several threatening letters, and 
finally declared that unless he deposited three hundred pounds 
"at the westerly end of the long bridge, which is between King- 
ston and Chestar," within two days his buildings would be burned 
and his life jeopardized. Hoping to discover the identity of the 
writer the money was deposited as directed and three men sta- 
tioned near by to watch for the other. 

Before these men appeared to get the concealed money John 
Mitchell, on his way to Portsmouth, reached the place, and, 
stopping his horse, dismounted near the spot where the money 
had been deposited. Thinking they had discovered the culprit, 
the men employed by Mr. Odiorne arrested Mr. Mitchell, and, 
in spite of his protestation or ignorance in regard to the affair, 
bore him to Portsmouth, where he was placed in jail to await 
his trial. Public sentiment was against him, and even the 
lawyers refused to defend him. In this dilemma Rev. Mr. David 
MacGregor, pastor of the West Parish church, and third son 
of Pev. James MacGregor, convinced of the innocence of his 
parishioner, volunteered to aid him. If lacking a lawyer's legal 
tact to look after the interests of his client, Mr. MacGregor 
made an ingenious and able defence in behalf of the prisoner. 
Still he was unable to clear him, and he was convicted and 
sentenced to one thousand pounds and cost. Not being able to 
pay this, he was kept in prison. Still the faithful Mr. Mac- 
Gregor did not desert him, and through his efforts largely he 
was finally released on a bond. This had to be renewed fre- 
quently, and caused much trouble and expense before Mr. 
Mitchell was at last honorably acquitted, though there is noth- 
ing to show that he was ever able to obtain any redress for 
the wrong done him. — Ed. 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 295 

of S d provance for Cap 1 John Mitchell Inlargment or for any 
further Inlargment that thy Can procure for S d Mitchell to 
Get him out of confinment we the afor sd freeholders and In- 
habitance of s d Lond ry Clearing all Damages that may Increw 
upon them for sodoing 

Province of Newhampshier 

Londonderry febei* 9 th 1749/50 

Yow are heirby Required to warn all the freeholders and 
Inhabitents in your Respective bounds to assemble at the old 
Mettinghouse upon Monday the fifth day of March nixt at 
nine of the Clock before Noon then and there 

1 To Chose all the town & old parish officers for the pres- 
ent year 

2 ly to See if the town will allow of agrammar Schooll in 
the toun for Som persons are Calling for one. 

3 ly To See if the toun will Chuse three or five or Seven 
or Nine Meet persons for to Judge and determin all Causes 
that is brought before them in S d toune and to act theron as 
the toune sees Cause. 

4 ly To See whither the toune will allowe aroad across Jus- 
tice Boyces and to Evade the greate hill above Will m M c Mas- 
ters going to heaver hill or let it goe where S d M c Master 
Avrs and to act theron 

5 ly To See if the toune will abate James M c keen being 
ratted by windham for his Cattell that he keeps one the heay 
that he mowes on his land in S d windham 

6 ly To hear the touns aCounts read and aprove or not ap- 
prove. 

and this shall be your warrant given under our hands the 
day & year above 

John Cromey 
Petter Cristey 
John humphry 
John Mitchell Jun r 
Select Men 

To David Anderson Constable in the Easterly side of beaver 
brook 



296 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Londonderry March 5 th 1749/50 
In obedience to this warrant I have posted the Same acord- 
ing to law 

David Anderson Constable 

Provance of Newhampshier 

Londonderry March 5 th 1749/50 

By vertow of the foregoing warrant it being Legaly Caled 
the Inhabitents and freeholders of S d lond y Meet at the old 
Metting house on S d day and after reading the warrand for 
S d Meeting they voated for Modrator for S d Meeting Liev* 
Hugh willson 

Voated for five selectmen for the Insuing year their Names 
are. John Cromey Sam 11 Morison Liev 1 Bob 1 Cochran Alex: 
Celso John Barnit 

Voated for toun Clark for the ensu g yar James Nesmith 

Voated for Constable for the Eastrly Side James Stell 

Voated for Constable for the west side of beaver brook 
Will m Cox 

Voated for old parish Constables or Colectors Alex: M c Col- 
lom Ranald Alexander 

Voated for taithing men for the ensuing Year James Call- 
wall John Morison Jun r Ja s Son Will m White 

Voated for Surviors for the Easterly Side of beaver brook 
John Morison Eobert Morison Jun r Sam 11 Miller Liev 1 Robert 
Cochran Robert fairservice Lieu 1 Hugh Willson Nathan 11 Mer- 
tin Alex: M c Neall Rob 1 M c Curdey 

Voated for Senders for the westerly Side of beaver brook 
Live 1 Sam 11 Gregg James tagart Thorn 3 Willson James Ram- 
sey John Tagart Peter Petterson John Pinkerton Sam u 
Anderson Neall Tagart Will* Duncan Sam 11 Boice Will m 
Adams James aken 

Voated for leather Sealer for this Ensuing year David Hop- 
kin 

Voated for hoghouards for the Enshuing year David Mount- 
gumrey Robert Craige George Moore 

Voated for fence veors for the Ens ing year John Barnit 
John Stewart 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 297 

voated for Counters with the Select men and Constabls for 
the Ensuing year Capt n Sam 11 Barr Luiet* Hugh Wilson Cap n 
Moses Barnit 

voated for taking the Invoice for the Ensuing year Alex: 
M c Neall John Cromey Jun r 

voated for Inspecting into the killing of Deer for the en- 
suing year Joseph Senter James Nesmith Jun r 

Voated for Sealling of Linning for the Euseuing year Rob- 
ert Boice Esq r John Wallace 

Voated on the Second article as folloueth to pass this ar- 
ticle for this time 

voated on the third article as foloueth to pass it 

Voated on the fourth of S d warrant to Chuse five men 
aCom tee to Joyn the Sellectmen to vew the Eoads that Goes 
throw Esq r Boice farm and the Commties Names is Cap 1 
John Mitchell Cap 1 Andrew todd Tho s wilson James Clark 
James Nesmith and they are to be Sworn to the faithfull Dis- 
charge of their office. 

then this mitting is ajorned untill Munday the 26 Day of 
this instant at two a Clock, after Noon 

Londonderry March 26 th 1750 

Then the freeholders & Inhabitents of Londonderry Meet 
acording to ajurnment and voated on the fifth article of S d 
warran as folloueth, that James M c keen is to be Exempted of 
the money that he payes to windham Constable for this year. 

The Sixt article of the warrant being Considred it is voated 
to aprove of all the touns acounts that was then read 

Province of Newhampshire 

Londonderry Sept r 5 th 1750 

Yow are heirby Required to warn all the freeholders and 
Inhabitents in your Respective bounds that they Meet at the 
old Meettinghouse upon teusday the eightenth Day of this 
Instant at one of the Clock afternoon then and there 

1 To See what money they will allow to be Raised to 
Defray the touns Charges this year 

2 ly To see what they will do with the touns Stock of Pou- 
der 



298 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

And this Shall be your Warrant Given under our hands 
the day and year above Mentioned 

John Barnit 
Alex: Kelsey 
John Cromey 
Sam 11 Morison 
Lev 1 Rob 1 Cochran 

Commti e 
to James Stell toun Constable 

Londonderry Sepb r 18 th 1750 
In obedience to the within warrant I have posted up S d 
warrant as usewall 

p r me James Stell Constb 

By verteow of the foregoing warrant it being legaly Called 
the the Inhabetents & freeholders of S d Londerry Meet and 
after Reading the warrant for S d Meetting they Chuse for 
moderator Lewt 1 Hugh willson 

The first article of S d warrant being Read and Considred 
it is voated that the Select men is to Rise two hundred pounds 
old tennor for defraying the touns Debts for the present year 

The Second Article being Considred it was thought proper 
to pass it over for the present 

Province of Newhapshire 

Londonderry feber y 15 th 1750/1 

Yow are herby Required to warn all th freeholders and 
Inhabitents in your Respective bounds to assemble and Meet 
at the old Meettinghouse upon Tusday the fifth Day of 
March Nixt at ten of the Clock before Noon then and there. 

1 To Choose all the toun and old parish officers for the 
year Enshuing 

2 ly To See if the toun will Chose a Commtie to make 
an Equall Devison of the highways and poals in this toun 

3 ly To hear the towns acounts read and aprove or not 
aprove the Same 

4 ly To See if the towne will allow Ensign John Ramsey 
any pay for his Extraordnary truble with widow Shiels 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 299 

And this Shall be your warrant given under our hands the 
day and year above Mentioned 

John Barnitt 
Alex: Kelsey 
Sam u Morison 
Liev 1 Eobert Cochran 
Selectmemm 
To M r James Stell town Constable 

London* March 5 th 1750/51 
In obedience to the within warrant I have posted it up as 
usewall 

James Stell Constable 

Londonderry March 5 th 1750/51 

By Vertue of the foregoing warrant it being Legaly Caled 
The Inhabitents and freeholders of S d Lond y Mett at the old 
Mittinghouse on S d Day and after Eeading the warrant for 
S d Mitting they voted for Modrature Live 1 Hugh willson' 

Voted for 5 Select Men for this Enceuing year their Names 
is Leiv fc Bob 1 Cochran Alex: Kelsey John Holms, Sam 11 Mor- 
ison Joseph Scobey 

Voted for toun Clark James Nesmith. 

Voated for Constables Daniell M c Dufie Nathaniell Aekin 
M c Dufie Befusing to serve voated for Cons ble John Hopkin 
he refus d to serve voated for Consta le James Willson 

Voated for old parish Constabls Bobert M c Curdey James 
Willson 

Voated for tything Men John Stewart Joseph Cochran 
Piter peterson David Hunter 

Voated for Surveirs for the Easterly Side of Beaver brook 
Cap 1 Moses Barnitt James M c Gregor Cap fc John Gregg Liv* 
Hugh Willson Joseph Morison Liev 1 Bobert Cochran Will m 
Karr Tho s Cristey Will m Kelsey Halbert Morison 

Voated for Surviers for the westerly Side of beaver brook 
Joseph Cochran John Clark Tho s Willson Sam 11 Benkin Bob 1 
Walace Piter peterson will m Beetty John Stell Tho s M c 
Cleary John Duncan James Moore Will m Adams James Evins 

Voated for Leather Sealer David Hopkin 



300 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Voated for Howards for this year John Gillmor Hugh Moore 
Archebald Cunigham 

.Voated for fencever for this year Will m Eiers John Stew- 
art 

Voated for Searching the towns aconnts Cap n Sam 11 Barr 
Lieu 1 Hugh Willson Cap n Moses barnitt 

Voated for taking the Envoice John M c keen John Cromie 

Voated for Inspecting ovor the dears Joseph Senter James 
Nesmith Jun r 

This Miting is ajurned untill the 27 day of this instant 
at teen of the Clock, 

Met on the abovs d day of ajurnment and 

2 voated on the Second article of the foregoing warran 
and paSed it in the Negitive 

3 Voated on the third article that the acounts of the 
year 1750 is Not to be aproved of untill they be paid up by 
the Constables 

4 voated on the fourth article that the Selectmen is to 
goe to M r John Eamseys and Compair John Eamseys acount 
with the bond that is in M r John Blairs hand and Make a- 
return at the Nixt Mitting to the toune 

Province of Newhampshire 

Londonderry March 9 th 1750/51 
Yow are herby Required to warn all the freeholders and 
Inhabitents in your Respective bounds to assemble and Meet 
at the old Mitting house upon wensday the twinty Seventh 
day of this Instant at ten of the Clock before Noon then and 
there 

To See what Method they will take to Defend there Char- 
ter right and act thereon 

And this Shall be your warrant Given under our hands 
the Day and year above Mentioned 

Sam 11 Morison 
Joseph Scobey 
Rob 1 Cochran 

Selectmen 
To M r Nathanill Aekin Toun Constable 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 301 

Londonderry March 27 th 1751 
In obedience to the within warrant I have posted it up as 
usewall 

Nathaniell Aekin toun Constable 

Londonderry March 27 th 1751 
By vertue of the foregoing warant it being legaly Caled 
the freeholders and Inhabetents Mett at the old Metting 
house on S d day and after the reading of S d warrant for S d 
Metting they voated for Moderator Eobert Boice Esq r 

Voated upon the article of S d warrant to leave it for fur- 
ther advice, and Desmist S d Metting 

Province of Newhampshire 

Londonderry Agust 12 th 1751 

Yow are heirby Required to warn all the freeholders and 
Inhabitants in your Respective bounds to assemble and Meet 
at the old Meettinghouse upon Wensday the twinty Eight 
day of this Instant at ten of the Clock before Noone then and 
there 

1 To See how Much Money they will allow to be Raised 
this year to defray the touns Charges 

2 ly To See what they will do in Regard of apition pre- 
sented by Tho s George and one Merrill with others for to 
have aStrip of off the side of this toun to Make anew parish 
at or Near amuskeage 

3 ly To See how Many taverns they will allow to be in 
toun and where Sittuated and lay down some Method to 
prevent amultiplicity of tavrns in this toun 

4 ly to See what they will do in Regard of Danied M c - 
Duffie and John Hopkin being Chosen Constables and would 
Not Serve 

5 ly to hear the touns acounts Read and aprove or Not 
aprove of the Same 

And this Shall be your Warrant Given under our hands 
the day and year above Mentioned 

Alex: Kelsey 
Joseph Scobey 
Sam 11 Morison 
Rob* Cochran 

Selectmen 
To M r James Willson toun Constable 



302 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Londonderry Agust 27 1751 

In obedience to the within Warrant I have posted it up as 
usewall 

p r Me James Willson Constable. 

In obedience to the foregoing warrant the free-holders and 
Inhabetents of S d Londe y Meet and after reading of S d war- 
rant they Chuse for Moderator Cap n Sam 11 Ban 

1 Yoated on the first article of S d warrant that the Select- 
men is to raise on hundred & fifty pounds old tennor to 
Defray the touns Charges 

2 Iy Voated to grand the prayer of the petition of Tho s 
George, and one Merrill & others this farr (viz) begining 
at the pine tree N° 134 and run South half amile into Deny 
tounship and then awest line or point to Deny toun line 
providing that they of the New parish or toun, to be Incor- 
prated Shall Not Reate our land till Setteled also that John 
M c Murphey Esq r is to apear at Court to See that the thing 
May be don acording to this Voat* 

3 ly Voated that the third article is passed in the Negative 

4 ly Voated that the Reasons that Daniell M c Duffie & John 
Hopkin his given for there Not Serving Constables is suficant 
and so Clears them. 

5 ly Voated on the fifth article that the touns a Counts is 
aproven of as fan as they were read 

Province of Newhampshire 

Londonderry feber y 18 th 1751/2 

Yow are hereby Required to warn all the freeholders and 
Initents in your Respective bounds to assemble And Meet 
at the old Meetinghouse upon Thursday the fifth day of 
March Nixt at ten of the Clock before Noon then and there 

1 To Choose all the toune and old parish officers for the 
present year 

2 ly to hear the touns acounts Read and aprove or not 
aprove of the Same 

♦The reader is referred to "Early Records of Derryfield, Vol. 
1, pages 17 to 20, for the charter to this territory, and the action 
of the inhabitants of the new township. — Ed. 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 303 

3 ly to See whither the toun will allow Ensign John Ram- 
sey what the Sellectmen Judge was his dew in regard of his 
troubell about Widow Sheells or whither they will allow him 
Some More or Not 

And this Shall be your Warrant Given under our hands 
the day and year above Mentioned 

Samwell Morison 
John Holms 
Joseph Scobey 
Alex: Kelsey 
Kobert Cochran 
Select Men of Londonderry 
To M r Nathaniell ackin toun Constable 

Londonderry March 5 th 1751/2 
The within warrant have been posted acording to the 
Common Custom by Me 

Nathaniell Ackin toun Constable 

The other Warrant bing Compair d and found Word for 
word thought it Not Needfull to be put upon record 

attests James Nesmith toun Clark 

Londonderry March 5 th 1751/2 

By Vertue of the foregoing warrant it being legaly Called 
the Inhabitences and freeholders Meet at the old Meeting 
house on S d Day and after Reading the warrant for S d Meet- 
ing they Chuse for Moderatur Liev* Hugh Willson 

1 article Voted that the toun will have 5 Select Men 
for this year there Names are Cap n John Mitchell Alex: 
Kelsey John Wallace Sin r Sam 11 Alison Jun r Joseph Scobie 

Voted for toun Clark James Nesmith 

Voted for Constable for the East Side of beaver brook 
Will m Kelsy 

Voted for Constable for the Westerly Side of bever brook 
John Steell 

Voted that the toun Excpted of John Clark to Serve as 
Constable in the room of John Stell 



304 MAN' CHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Voted for Colectors for the old parich Alex: Walker Rob- 
ert Craige 

Voted for tithing Men for the present year Hugh Eamsey 
Joseph Boice Tho s Wallace Jun r 

Voted for Sirviers for the Easterly Side of beaver brook 
James M c keen Liev fc Hugh Mountgomry James Anderson 
Gabriell barr John Hopkin Will™ Clendinin Pitter Cristy 
Archebald Cunigham Tho 3 Davison 

Voted for Surviers for the westerly Side of baver brook 
"Nathaniell Holms James Tagart Daniell Lasly Sam 11 Eenkin 
Sam 11 fisher Sam 11 Dickey John pinkerton Sam 11 Smith Will m 
Hogg Daniell M c Mullan James Nismith Jun r Robert Moor 
Sam 11 Miller John Scobey 

Voted for Lather Sealler for this year Tho s M c Clirey at 
the ajurnment they Choose David Hopkins in Stead of Tho 9 
M c Clirey 

Voted for Hewards for the present year James Miller 
Daniell Ellet Robert Alexander 

Voted for fence veuers for this year Cap n Samuell Barr 
Robert Wallace 

Voted for Searching the touns acounts Cap n Sam 11 Barr 
Cap n Moses Barnit Liev 1 Hugh Willson 

Voted for taking the Envoice John Crumey Daniell Lesly 

2 voted on the Secont article of the warrant that the 
toun aproved of the Select Mens acounts for the year 1750 

Then ajurned this Metting untill the Second teusday of 
May at ten of the Clock in the fore Noon 

Londonderry May 12 th 1752 

3 Then the freeholders and Inhabitents Meet acording to 
ajurnment and voted upon the third article of the foregoing 
Warrant that they would Not allow John Ramsey any thing 
of the acount that he brought against Jean Shields 

Province of Newhampshire 

Londonderry Agust 22 th 1752 
In pursuance of his Maj ts writ to us by the Shirf of the 
province aforeS d Yow are heireby Required to warn all the 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 305 

freeholders belonging to the toun of Londonderry that they 
Meet at there first Metinghouse upon the first Monday of 
Sep br Nixt at Seven of the Clock before Noon then and there 
to Elect or Chuse arepresentive for the S d toun 

and this Shall be your warrant Given under our hands the 
day and year above Mentioned 

John Mitchell 
John Wallace 
Sam 11 Alison 

Sellect-Men 
To M r Will m Kelsey Constable in the toun aforeS d 

Province of Newhampshire 

Londonderry Se br first Munday 1752 
In obedince to the within Comand I have posted it as 
useuall by Me 

Will m Kelsey Constable 
The other warrant being read and found word for word 
thought it Not Needfull to be put on record 

attests Ja 9 Nesrnith toun Clark 

Londonderry Sep br first Munday 1752 
By Vertue of the fore going warrant it being legaly caled 

the freeholders meet and after reading the warrant of S d 

Meeting they Chuse for Moderator Cap n Andrew Todd 
The first and only article being read and Concidered the 

freeholders Made Choice of John M c Murphey Esq r for there 

Eepresentative or assembly Man 

Province of Newhampshire 

Londonderry Novem r 7 th 1752 

Yow are hereby Required to Warn all the freeholders and 
Inhabitents belonging to your presinck in the toun afore S d 
that they Meett at their first Meeting house upon tuSday 
the 21 th of this Instant at ten of the Clock in the fore Noon 
then and there 

first to See how Much Money they will allow to be Raised 
for to Defray toun Charges for this year 



306 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

2 To See if the toun will Chuse acom tie to Preamble there 
toun line 

3 to See what the toun will allow to be done with the 
Money that hath been Eecived for the palm Cloath and 
Chuse a Com tie to Call the trusties to acount and to apoint 
the Money to Some Vse 

4 to See What Method the toun will take to prevent the 
inhabitents from Cutting and Carring away timber off the 
Highways 

5 to heire the touns aCompts read and aprove or Not 
aprove of them 

And this Shall be your warrant Given under our hands 
the day and year above Mentioned 

John Mitchell 
John Wallace 
Alex: Kelsey 
Sam 11 Allison Jun r 

Sellect Men 
To M r Will m Kelsey Constable 

Nove br 21 th 1752 
In obedience to the within warrant I have posted up this 
warrant as Usewall 

p r Me Will m Kelsey Constable 
The other Warrant being read and found word for word 
thought it Not Needfull to be put on Eecord 

attests James Nesmith toun Clark 
Then the free holders and Inhabitents Meett acording to 
this Warrant and Chus for Moderator James Clark 

1 Voted on the first article that the Sellect Men is to 
assess £ 300 — — to Defray the Expence of the Toun for 
this present year 

2 Article Voted that the toun line is to be preambled 
Excpting the line betwixt us and Chester and they have 
Chosen three Men as aCom tie for that End there Names is 
Cap n Sam 11 Barr Liv* Rob 1 Cochran and John Mitchell and 
they are to have for there wages 1 — 5 — p r Day and they 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 307 

have voted 50 — — to bear the Expence of preambeling 
S d line 

3 Article they Voted two Men as aCom tie to See What 
Money is in the hands of the trusties of the Mortcloath and 
take part of S d Money to Eepaire the Mortcloath that Now 
is and to purchas asmall Cloath with the Eemainder of S d 
Money if there be So Much the Mens Names is John Wallace 
& Eobert Clark 

Then the Moderator ajurned S d Meeting untill tusday the 
5 th day of Dec br Nixt at one of the Clock in the after Noon 

Then the freeholders and Inhabitents Meet aCording to 
ajurnment and voted on the 5 article of the foregoing War- 
rant and aproved of the Sellectmens aCounts as farr as the 
Com tie aCounted with them and No further 

Province of Newhampshire 

Londonderry feber y 12 th 1753 
Yow are hereby Eequired to warn all the freeholders and 
Inhabitents Bellonging to your Eespectie bounds that they 
Meett at there first Metting house upon Monday the fifth of 
March Nixt at Nine of the Clock in the fore Noon then and 
there 

l ly To Chose all their toun and old parish officers 
2 ly to See if the toun will Make any allowance to John 
M c Murphey Esq r as there Eepresentitave he having No wages 
for that Service Since June 1748 which service his been at- 
tended with great Expence 

3 ly To hear the touns aCompts read and aprove or Not 
approve of them 

And this Shall be your warrant given under our hands 
the day and year above Mentioned 

John Wallace 
Joseph Scobey 
Alex: Kelsey 
Sam 11 Allicon Jun r 

Sellect Men 
To M r William Kelsey toun Constable 



308 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Province of Newhampshire 

Londonderry March 5 th 1753 
This warrant his been posted as Usewall by Me. 

Will m Kelsey toun Constable. 
The other Warrant being Compaired and found word for 
word therefore thought Not Needfull to be put on Eecord 
Attests James Nesmith toun Clark 

Londonderry March 5 th 1753 

Then the freeholders and Inhabetents Meet being legaly 
Called acording to this warrant and after reading of S d war- 
rant Chuse for Moderator Cap n John Mitchell 

1 Voted upon the first article of the above warrant that 
three Men Shall Serve as Sellect Men for the Enswing year 
there Names are Cap n Andrew Todd James Rodgers Cap n 
Moses barnett 

Voted for toun Clark for the Enswing year James Nesmith 

Voted for Constable for the Easterly side of baver brook 
for the Ensuing year James Cochran 

Voted for Constable for the Westerly Side of beaver brook 
for the Enswing year James Petterson 

Voted for Collector for the Easterly side of beaver brook 
for the Enswing year Robert Gillmor 

Voted for Collector for the Westerly Side of beaver brook 
Will m Cochran 

voted for thitheng Man for the Easterly Side of beaver 
brook Gabriell Barr 

for the Westerly Side of beaver brook Robert Campble 

Voted for Surviers for the Easterly Side of beaver brook 
Rob 1 Boice Esq r Andrew Clendening Deacon John Alexander 
Lev t Robert Cochran John Cochran Will m Clendining John 
Gilmor Archebald Cunigham Mathew tylor 

William Kelsey Enters his Desent against Archebald Cun- 
ighams Serving as Survier for the present year 

Voted for Surviers for the Westerly Side of beaver brook 
Robert Parkicon William boide James Ramsey John Crumiey 
James Wallace William Dickey Alex: Petterson Samuell 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 309 

Anderson Tho s M c Cleary John Barnett Samuell Boice Samuell 
Calwell Abraham Holms John Wallace 

Voted for leather Sealler William Wallace 

Voted for Heuard Eobert Biddall Tho s Walker Samuell 
Boice Eobert Petterson 

voted for fence vewers and priesers James Adams John 
Blair 

voted for aCounting with the Clark of the Sellect men 
and Constables Cap t Sam 11 Barr Eobert Clark Sam 11 Alison 
Jun r voted to Serve in the rume of Cap n barr James Nesmith 

voted for taking the Envoice Daniell Leslie Isace Coch- 
ran 

Then the Moderator ajurned S d Meeting untill the Second 
tusday of Apriell at ten of the Clock in the fore Noon 

Then the freeholders and Inhabitents Neet acording to 
ajurnment on Said day and the three Men that was Chosen 
to Serve as Sellect Men Eefused to Serve therefor Voted three 
other Men to Serve as Sellect Men for this present year there 
Names are Liev* John Humphrey Cap n Sam 11 Barr Sam 11 
Alison Jun r 

Then the Moderator thought fitt to ajurn Said Meetting 
untill the tenth day of May Nixt at tuelve of the Clock then 
the Moderator forgot the day and S d Meeting dropt throw 

Province of Newhamp 3 

Londonderry June y e 22 1753 

Yow are herby Required in his Maj es Name to Warn all the 
Inhabitents in your Eecipective bounds to Meett at the old 
Meeting house on teusday the third day of July Nixt at ten 
of the Clock in the fore Noon then and there 

1 ly to See What Money the toun Will allow to be raised 
for to Defray toun Charges for the present year 

2 ly to Chuse toun officers in the Eume of those thare 
are Remved' by Death the Said persons being Chosen last 
March Meeting 

3 ly to See what the toun will doe about that book that 
the touns aCompts was Entred in that Liv* Eobert Cochran 
had 



310 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

4 ly To see what the toun will do about that Eoad petioned 
for by John M c Murphey and Robert Boice Esq rs and others 
and have Cost the toun Concidrable and is like to fall throw 
by the Neglect of Some persons and a Ctt thereon 

5 ly to See what the toun will do in Eegard of a Constable 
for the Easterly Side of the toun 

G ly to See what the toun Will do about the touns Stock 
of pouder that Will be Spoiled by long keeping if Not taken 
of 

7 ly for to hear the touns aCompts Eead and aproven or 
Not aproven 

And this Shall be your Warrant Given under our hands 
the day and year above S d 

Cap n Sam 11 Barr 

Liev 1 John Humphrey 

Sam 11 Alison Jun r 

Sellect Men 
To M r James Peterson toun Constable 

Londonderry July* y e 23 1753 
In obedience of the Within Warrant I have posted it aCord- 
ing to Custom by Me 

James Petterson toun Constable 
The other Warrant being read and Considered and found 
word for word thought not meedfull to be put on Record 
Attests James Nesmith toun Clark 

Province of Newhampsh re 

Londonderry July 3 th 1753 
The Inhabetents Meet aCording to the foregoing Warrant 
and Chuse for Moderator James Clark 

1 ly Voted upon the first article of the foregoing warrant 
to Raise two hundred pounds old tennor for Defraying the 
touns debts for the presente year 

2 ly voted for Sirvier in the place of Liev 1 Robert Coch- 
ran Deses d Leiv fc John Humphrey and in the prace of Abra- 
ham Holms Samuell Miller 

*Intended to be June. — Ed. 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 311 

voted for fence veur and prieser in the place of John blair 
decs d Tho s Willson 

3 ly voted on the third article that Cap n Samuell Barr 
and Liev t John Humphrey is Chosen as aCom tie to Becive 
the book that is lodged with Lev* Bobert Cochran Deses d 
and all the pepers belonging to both parishes and Liev* 
Humphrey is to keep S d book and to Enter the touns aCompts 
in it 

4 ly voted that Cap" Sam 11 Barr is to take Care to geet 
the order of the Sesions Belating to ahighway that Bobert 
Boice and John M c Murphey Esq rs petioned for 

5 ly Voted that the Sellect Men is prosecute or Make up 
with James Cochran as they thinke Most proper 

6 ly voted and Chuse two Men as aCom tie to Despose of 
the touns pouder that is lodged in Cap n barrs Gen' son and 
to provid More as fare as the money will goe in aNew Stock 
there Names are Cap n Sam 11 Barr and Lev* John Humphrey 
also for Cap n Greggs Gerison Cap n John Gregg and Joseph 
Cochran to doe the Same 

7 ly voted that the touns aCompts for the year 1752 is 
Not aproven of 

Province of Newhampsh r 

Londonderry Sept r y e 14 th 1753 

Yow are hereby Bequired in his Maj tes Name to Warn all 
the Inhabetents in your Bespective bounds to Meet at the old 
Meeting house on thursday the twinty Seventh of this Instant 
at two of the Clock in the after Noon then and there 

l ly to Chuse a Constable for the Easterly Side of beaver 
brook in the place of James Cochran Sinor that will Not 
Serve 

2 ly to See what the toun will allou to apettey Jury Man 
from one Coart to another 

3 ly to See if the toun will past avote that No persons 
Shall Cutt No turf in the old grave yeard for to Cover graves 
With 



312 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

And this Shall be your Warrant given under our hands 
the day and year above said 

Cap n Sam 11 Barr 
Sam 11 Allison 
Liev* John Humphrey 
Select Men 
To M r James Petterson toun Constable 

Londonderry Sepb r y e 27 th 1753 
In obedience of the within warrant I have posted it aCord- 
ing to Coustom 

p r Me James Petterson Constable 

The other warrant being Read and Considred and found 
Word for word thought Not Needfull to be Recorded 

Attests James Nesmith toun Clark 

Londonderry Sepb r 27 th 1753 
Then the Inhabitents Meet in obedience to this warrant 
and after reading Said warrant they Chuse for Moderator 
Cap* Moses Barnett 

1 Voted on the first article and Chuse for Constable 
Kobe* Mountgumerey to Serve in the Stead of James Coch- 
ran 

2 Voted on the Second article that the toun alloueth" 
Every Jury Man that Serveth at the Supiror Court as Petty 
Jury Man throughout the whole of the Court thirty pounds 
old Tennor 

3 voted on the third article that No person Shall Cut any 
turf within the Grave yeard hereafter 

Then the moderator thought fitt to ajurn S d Meeting un- 
till the fiftenth day of Ocb r Nixt at three of the Clock in the 
after Noon 

Then the Inhabetents Meet aCording to ajurnment on S d 
day and Axcpted of Arthur Boide to serve as Constable in 
Stead of Robert Mountgumrey for this present year 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 313 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry febe 17 y e 15 th 1754 

You are herby Eequired in his Maj tes Name to warn all 
the Inhabitance in your Eesp te bounds To meet at the old 
meetinghouse on tusday the fifth Day of March Next at Nin 
of the Clock before Noon then and teheir 

first to Chose all the town and old parish officers for the 
Insuing year 

2 ly To See if the town allow the Selectmen to ansure 
apitition that thy were Served with by m r Spalding and 
others 

3 ly To See if the town will Give Insine John Ramsey 
any allowence for the Extrordnery Charges that he was at 
in Eegarde of wedow Shelds in their Low Sircomstance the 
S d artickle being Sined by ten Inhabitance of the town 

4 ly To See what the town will Do in Eegard of the Money 
y 1 was Gote for the towns Stock of powder that was Disposed 
of by the Com tee Chosen for that End 

5 ly To See what the town will Do or allow to be Don in 
Eegard of anote that was Lodged with Eob* Boys Esq r to 
Save the town harmless from Damage by Johanna Brousters 
Childs Menteanance 

6 ly To See if the town will order ahighway to be laid out 
upon the line betwen Danill M c Duffies land and the Estat 
of David Cochran Dec d and as streght to the highway that 
leads from M r M c Gregors to widow m c Nealls as the Good 
Ground will allow the S d artickell being Signed by ten In- 
habitance of the town 

7 ly To see what the town will Do with these Counstabls 
that have Not Cleared of their lists Som of them Near twinty 
years Standing 

8 ly To Here the towns acoumpts Eade and approven or 
Not approven 

and this Shall be your warant Given under our hands the 
Day and year above 

Samuell Barr 
Sam 11 Aleson Jun r 
John Humphrey 

Selectmen 

To M r Arther Boyd Town Constable 



314 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry March y e 5 th 1754 
In obidence to the forgoing warant I have posted it accord- 
ing to Costom 

p r me arther Boyd town Constabls 

The other warant for S d meeting being Rade and Com- 
pered and found word for word so not needfull to be npon 
Record 

attests P r Mo s Barnett town Clerk 

Lond^ March y e 5 th 1754 

Then the freeholders and Inhabitance of S d town being 
legelly Called mate acording to the forgoing warant on S d 
Day and after Reeding S d warant thy Chuse for to Moderate 
S d Meeting James Clark 

voted on the first artickel of the forgoing warant and Chuse 
for town Clerk for the Insuing year Mo s Barnett 

voted that three men Shall Serve as Selectmen for the 
Insuing year their Names is as followeth Cap* Sam 11 Barr 
Lif* Jo n Humphry Sam 11 Aleson Jun r 

voted for Counstable for the Easterly Side of Baver Brook 
Gorge Moore 

voted for Counstable for the westerly side of Baver Brook 
Rob 1 Wallace 

S d Wallace appering in S d meeting and told the moderater 
that he wold Not Serve 

Collecters for the old parish for the westerly Side of Baver 
Brook John Barnett 

for the Easterly Side of Baver Brook Mathew Reid 

voted for taythingmen for the Insuing year Hugh Ramsey 
Samu 11 Boyes Rob* Moore North 

voted for Survers for the Easterly Sid of Baver Brook for 
the Insuing year Joseph Scobey Mo 9 Barnett Cap* John 
Gregg Sam 11 Moreson Ephram Marsh James Willson Sam 11 
Peterson Rob* Wallace Tho 8 Davidson 

Voted for Surveirs for the westerly Side of Baver Brook 
for Insuing year Joseph Cochran James Anderson Jun r 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 315 

James Bamsey Jo 11 Wallace James M c Cormick Joseph Willson 
Sam 11 Dickey will m Beetey Andrew Thomptson Will m Smith 
James Boyes Sam 11 Miller Alex dr m c Collam John Dunken 
Bob 1 Clark 

Voted for Lather Sealer for the Insning year Will m Wallace 

Voted for Hoge hourds for the Insuing year Jo 11 Stevins 
Hugh Thompson Black James Willson Will m Aris 

Voted for fence vers and prisers for the Insning year 
Samuell Eenken Jo n M c Keen 

voted for" Counters with the Select Men and Counstabls 
for the Insning year Bob 1 Clark Mo 8 Barnett Jo n m c Keen 

voted for town Counstable for westerly Side of Baver Brok 
in the Boome of Bob 1 Wallace that Denays to Serve Charls 
Coox 

voted for two men for tacking the Invice John m c Keen 
John Cromey Jnn r for the Insuing yere and thier wages is 
to be fifteen pounds ten Shillings old tener 

The Second artickell of the forgoing warant being Bade 
.and Considered it is voted by S d freeholders and Inhabitance 
that Cap* Sam 11 Barr is to Go to the Jenerall Cort upon the 
towns Cost to ansore to that pitition put in by Spalding and 
others 

Gorge Moore hairing Arther Boyd to Serve Counstable for 
this Insuing year in his Boome the town hes excepted of 
S d Boyd in that stacion 

Voted on the third artickell of the forgoing warant as foil 
to Give Insine John Bamsey twinty five pounds old tener 
for his troble Conserning widow Shelds Dec d 

this meeting is ajorned untill the first tusday of aprill next 
at ten of the Clock before Noon 

Lond ry Aprill y e 2 d 1754 

Then the afor sd freeholders and Inhabitance Mate acording 
to the Ajornment and after Considering the forth artickell of 
the forgoing warant it is voted on S d Artickell as followeth 

to lay out the Money that wase Gote for the towns Stock 
of powder for anew Stock or Store as Soon as May be and 
Cap 1 Sam 11 Barr is appointed to purtches S d Stock 



316 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

The fifth artickell of the forgoing warant is past in the Neg* 

voted on the Sixth artickell of the forgoing warant by S d 
freeholders and Inhabitance that thy will Not purtchess away 
from Dainell M c Dufries to the back Range 

voted on the Seventh artickell as followeth that the towns 
Select men is Impowered by S d vote to prosecute the delink- 
quid Counstabls at the towns Charge 

voted on the Eight Artickell to approve of the acounts that 
was Ead (viz) Ja 3 pattersons Arther Boyds and Lif 1 Jo n 
Humphxys 

then apperred Charls Cox and Disiered the moderator of 
the afor sd Meeting to See if the town wold Recive his brother 
william to Serve Counstable in his place for this year and 
the town asented to it in the Rome of Rob 1 Wallace that was 
Chosen on the first Day of the meeting and wold Not Serve 
being aComition offecer 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry June y e 4 th 1754 

You are hereby Required in his Maj tes Name to Warn all 
the Inhabitance in your Resptv bounds to Meete at the old 
Meetinghouse on Monday the Sevinteenth of this Instant at 
twelve of the Clock in the Day then and their 

first To See what Money the town will allowe to be ap- 
ploted for to Defraye town Charges for the Corant year 

2 ly To See what the town will allow the Select men to 
Do in Respact of the Division of higways the lemitishion of 
Divison being past before the Selectmen Knowed of Such 
En act of Law in in Regard of Devision of highways 

3 ly To See if the town will Chuse aCom tee to Clear the 
town Common of all Incumbrance about the old Meeting- 
house and tack Care of the Grave yard and this Shall be 
your warant Given under our hands the Day and year above 

Sam 11 Barr 
Sam 11 Alison 
John Humphry 

Select Men 
To M r Will m Cox Town Counstable 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 317 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry June y e 17 th 1754 
In obediance of the within presept I have posted it acording 

to Costom 

P r Me William Cox town Constable 

The other Warant for S d meeting was Eade and and Com- 
pared and found word for word So Not thought Needfull to 
be put upon Record 

P r Mo s Barnett town Clerk 

Lond 17 June the 17 th 1754 

The freeholders and Inhabitance of S d town Mate acording 
to the appointment of the forgoing warant it being Legelly 
Called and after Reeding the forgoing warant for S d Meeting 
thy Chuse Will m Humphra for Moderater 

the first artiekell of the forgoing warant being Rade and 
Considered thy voted to work and mend there highways and 
ways acording to their former Costom 

Voted on the Second Artiekell as followeth that the 
Selectmen is to applote or assess two houndred and fifty 
pounds old tener to Defray the town Debts for the present 
year 

Voted on the third artiekell of the forgoing warant by the 
afor 8 * 1 freeholders and Inhabitance that the Select men is 
Impowered as aCom tee to Clear of all the Incoumbrances that 
is on the Commons at the old Meetinghouse or order it to be 
Don and to tacke Care of the Grave yard by S d Commons 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry feb^ y e 18 th 1755 

You are hereby Requiered in his Maj tes Name to warn all 
the Inhabitance in your Respective bounds to Meete at the 
old Meetinghouse on Wadensday the fifth of March Next at 
Nine of the Clock before Noon then and their 

1 ly To Chuse all the town and old parish ofecers of the 
Corant year 

2 ly To See if the town will allowe the Survers of S d 
town to worke on the highways as formly the Costom was 
in S d town 



318 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

3 ly LoikF feb 17 y e l 3t 1755 we the under Subcribers 
Disiers that the Selectmen of Lond^ to put this artickell in 
the first town warant thy make to See if thy will vote that 
Every Man that atroue Invoice is taken of Should pay the 
first assesed after the Invoice tacken 

4 ly To hear the towns acounts Rade and approven or 
Not approven 

and this Shall be your warant Given under our hands 

Sam 11 Barr 
Sam 11 Alison Ju r 
John Humphry 

Select Men 

To M r Arther Boyd town Counstable 

Provance of Newhampsher 

Lond 17 March y e 5 th 1755 
In obidence to the within warant I have posted it Acording 
to former Costom 

P r Arther Boyd Counstable for the Easterly Side of Baver 
Brook 

The other warant for S d Meeting was Rade and Exem nd and 
found word for word so Not Needfull to be put upon Record 
attest P r Mo s Barnett Town Clerk 

Londonderry March y e 5 th 1755 
In obidance to the forgoing warant it being legelly Call* 
the Inhabitance of the afor 8d town Mate acording to the 
afor sd appointment and Chuse for Moderater to S d Meeting 
Cap 1 Sam 11 Barr and after Reeding the warants for S d Meet- 
ing these under Named ofecers was Chosen by Vote by those 
that was Quallify d to vote for to Serve in their Stations for 
this Corant year 

town Clerk Mo 3 Barnett 
their is five Select Men Chosen for the present year their 
Names as followeth Cap 1 Sam 11 Barr Sam 11 Alison Jun r Mo s 
Barnett James Ramsey John Hounter 

Chosen for town Counstabls John M" Keen James Evens 
and S d M u Keen told the Moderater he wold Not Serve 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 319 

old parish Colecters Andrew Clendinin Will m White 

Chosen for taythingmen Mathew Taylor John Stoel Jun- 
Hugh Mountgombrey Ju r 

Chosen for Survers of the High ways for y e present year 
on the Easterly Side Bob* Boyes Esq r James M tt Keen Jun r 
James Clark Will™ Hiimphra John Hopken Joseph Morison 
Tho s Cristy Archabld Coningham Bob* ferservice 

Chosen for the westerly Side of Said town James Gregg 
Jun r James Anderson Jun r Will m Renkin Tho s Willson Will m 
Wallace David Huston James Ares Alexd r Peterson Rob 1 
Anderson Will m Hogg James Moore David Moreson John 
Scobey Gorge Dunken Mathew Wright 

Chosen for Lather Sealer Will m Wallace 

Chosen for Houerds for this year John Stinson Will™ 
Humphra James Morrow Rob 1 peterson 

Chosen for fence vers and prisers John Mitchell Jun r John 
Wallace y e Second 

Chosen for Counters with the Selectmen and Constables 
Rob 1 Clark John Mitchell Jun r James Nesmeth 

Chosen for Invice Men for the Insuing year John M u Keen 
John Cromey Jun r and their wages is to be Sixteen pounds 
old tener 

Voted on the Second artickell of the warant on the afor sd 
Day that the Survers of highways Shall work on the Rods 
this Insuing year acording to their former Costom 

this Meeting is Ajorned untill tusday the first Day of aprill 
Next at one of the Clock after Noon 

Lond 17 aprill y e lS d 1755 

the Inhabitance of y e afor 8 * town Mate on S d Day acording 
to the Ajornment of S d Meeting and Voted to Recive James 
Campbell Jun r and Except of him to Serve town Constable 
for this Insuing year for James Ivens S d Service ansuring for 
S d Ivens but not for Campbell 

The third artickell of the forgoing warant being Rade and 
Considered it was Voted to pass it in the Negitive 

voted to ajorn this Meeting untill untill tusday the 22 d of 
this Instant at one of y e Clock after Noon 



320 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Lond ry Aprill y e 22 d 1755 
Then Mate acording to the ajornment of the forgoing Meet- 
ing and after the Inhabitance had Considered the Case of 
John M' Keen being latly aColecter for the west parish thy 
past avote that he shold Not Serve as town Constable for this 
year and by vote of S d Inhabitance thy Chuse Archibald Cun- 
ingham to Serve as town Counstable for the Easterly Side of 
Baver Brook for the present year 

Provance of Newhampsher 

Loud 1 "* March y e 12 th 1755 
You are herby Bequiered to "Warn all the Inhabitance in 
your Bespective bounds to meete at the old Meetinghouse in 
S d town upon tusday the first Day of aprill Next at three of 
the Clock after Noon then & there 

first to See if thy will Chuse aCom tee and Impower them 
to proscut any parson or persons that Maks any Incrotch- 
ments upon the Minesterell lote or hes alredy Don 

21y To See if thy will Chuse aCom tee to Beglate the 
acounts that was Not approvd of when Bob* Cochran Dec d 
was Clerk to the Select men 

and this Shall be your warant Given under our hands 
the Day and year above 

Sam 11 Barr 
John Hunter 
James Bamsey 
Sam 11 Alison 
Mo s Barnett 

Selectmen 
To M r Will m Cox town Constable 

Provance of Newhampsher 

Lond^ Aprill y e l d 1755 
This warant hes been posted acording to former Costom 

P r Will m Cox Constable 

Lond^ Aprill y e l d 1755 
In obedence to the forgoing warant it being legelly Cal d 
the free holders and Inhabitance of S d town Mate acording to 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 321 

apointment and after Eeeding the warnt for S d Meeting thy 
made Choice of Cap* Sam 11 Barr for their Moderater 

voted that three Men Shall be Chosen as aCom tee to pros- 
cute all Incrotchers that Incrotches upon Either land or 
timber Standing or lying within the boundres of the mines- 
terell horn Lote belonging to this town to fmell End and 
Determenation as if the whole town where personelly pres- 
ent at S d towns Charge the mens Names is as followeth 
Tho s willson North Will m Humphra Cap 1 Sam 11 Barr 

The Second Artickell of the forgoing warant being Eade 
and Considered it is voted to Chuse aCom tee to Sertch or 
Regelate the acounts that was Not approven of when Bob* 
Cochran Dec d was Select Clerk the Com tee is Cap* Sam 11 Barr 
Lif* John Humphry Mo s Barnett 

Provance of Newhampsher 

Londonderry Agust y e 27 th 1755 
Youare hereby Requiered to warn all the freeholders and 
Inhabitance in your Respective Bounds to assemble and 
Meete at at their first Meetinghouse upon tusday the Ninth 
Day of Sep tr Next at two of the Clock after Noon then 
and their 

first To See how Much Money thy will allow to be ap- 
ploted to Defray the town Debts for the present year 

2 ly To See what the town will Dow in Regard of aRode 
that James Morrow was Going to present and was advised to 
Lay before the town 

and this Shall be your warant Given under hands the Day 
and year above 

Sam 11 Barr 

Sam 11 Alleson Jun r 

Mo s Barnett 

Select Men 
To M r James Campbell Jun r town Constable 

provance of Newhampshier 

Lond ry Sep tr y e 9 th 1755 
1 have posted this warant two Days 

P M e James Campbell Constable 



322 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

the other warant for S d Meeting was Bade and Comper d 
So Not Needfull to be put upon Record for it was found 
word for word 

attest P r Mo 8 Barnett town Clerk 

Lond ry Sep tr y e 9 th 1755 
The freeholders and Inhabitance of Lond ry afor sd Mate on 
S d Day acording to the appointment of the forgoing warant 
and after Reeding the warant for S d Meeting thy Chuse by 
vote to Modreat S d Meeting James Campbell 

the first artickell of the forgoing warant being Eade and 
Considered it is voted by S d meeting that the Select Men 
is to asses or applote two houndred and fifty pounds old tener 
to Defray the towns Debts this present year 

the Second artickell of S d warant being Rede and Consid- 
ered it is voted to be past in the Negitive 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry Sep tT the 9 th 1755 

You are hereby Required to warn all the freeholders and 
Inhabitance in your Respective bounds to assemble and meet 
at the old Meetinghouse in S d Lond ry upon Monday the 
twinty second Day of this Instant at ten of the Clock before 
Noon then and their 

first To Chuse a Counstable to Serve the Easterly Side 
of S d town this present year in the place of Archibald Coning- 
ham Dec d 

21y To See what the town will Do with the man that thy 
Imployed to Gete atowns Stocke of powder and hes Xot Don 
it also to See what Mathode thy will take to Gate the Money 
out their Hands that hes Sold the old Stocke and what Math- 
ode thy will take to purtches anew one 

31y To heve the towns acounts Rade and approven or Not 

4ly To See what Incoridgment thy .will Give to those 
men that will Inlist to the asistance of the Reinforcement 
against Crown point 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY, 323 

and this *Shall be your warant Given under our hands the 
Day and yeare above 

Sa 11 Barr 
James Ramsey 
John Hunter 
Sam 11 Alison Jun r 
Mo s Barnett 

Select Men 
To M r James Campbell Jun r town Constable 

Lond ry Sep tr the 22 th 1755 
this warrant hes been posted two publick Days acording to 
former Costom 

P r Me 
James Campbell Dep d Constable 

the other warant for S d Meeting was Rade and Comper d 
and found word for word so Not Needfull to be pute up on 
Record 

P r Mo s Barnett town Clerk 

Provance of Newhampsher 

Londonderry Sep tr y e 22 th 1755 

Then the freeholders and Inhabitance of S d town Mate 
on S d Day acording to the appountment of the forgoing war- 
ant it be Legelly Call d and After Reeding S d warants thy 
Made Chys of James Clark to Moderat in S d Meeting 

the first artickell of S d warant being Rade and Considered 
it is Voted that Sam 11 Clark Shall Serve as town Constable for 
the Eastwardly Side of Baver Brook for this present year 

voted on the Second artickell by the S d Inhabitence as fol- 
loweth that the Selectmen is to Lift the Money out of Cap 1 
John Grggs hand that was Gote for the old Stock of poder 
in order to purtches anew one 

Voted to pass the third artickell in the Negitive 

voted by S d freeholders and Inhabitancy on the forth 
artickell of the forgoing warant as followeth that Each 
Solder that Inlists out of this town of S d Lond ry or any part 
of the two perishes therof upon the acounte of the present Ex- 



324 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

press now Sent to the Miletry of wers of S d town And Joynes 
the armey Now at leek Gorge in order to the Eedouction of 
Crown point Shall have thirty pounds old tener pay d as 
abounty by S d town for their Incoridgment to S d Cotto of men 
Inlisted by the Cap ts out of S d town 
Provance of Newhampshir 

To Sam 11 Clark one of the Constables in Londonderry in 
S d provance Greeting 

By vertue of the Shirifs writte of S d provance to us Deer- 
ected You are hereby in his Maj tis Name Requiered to warn 
all the freeholders and Inhabitance in your Respective Bounds 
in S d town Quallify d by Law to meet at the old meetinghouse 
in S d Lond 1 " 5, upon tusday the twinty first Day of oct br Corant 
at one of the Clock in the after Noon then and their 

To Elect one person Quallify d by Law to Represent the 
S d town In Jenerall assembley to be Convend and holden 
at Portsmouth on the twinty third Day of oct br Corant at ten 
of the Clock in the fore Noon and S d De Die in Diem During 
their Seshon or Seshons and Make Retorn of this warant and 
of your Doings to us the Subscribers at or before the S d 
twinty first Day of oct br and this Shall your warant Given 
under our hands this Seventh Day of oct br in thy year 1755 

Mo 8 Barnett 
Sam 11 Barr 
John hounter 
Sam 11 Aleson Jun r 
James Ramsey 

Select Men 
Provance of Newhampsher 

Londonderry oct br y e 21 d 1755 
In obidence to the within Command I have posted this 
warant as uswell 

FMe 

Sam 11 Clark Constable 
Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry oct br y e 21 d 1755 

In obidence to the forgoing warant the freeholders and 
Inhabitance of S d town and Windham mate on S d Day acord- 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 325 

ing to the apointment of the warning it being legelly Call d 
and after Eeading the warants for S d meeting thy Made Choys 
of Bob* Boyes Esq r for to modrate S d meeting by the maj er 
part of the Legell Voters the artickell for S d meeting being 
Eade and Considered it is Younanemusely voted by the Qual- 
leyfy d Electers that Eobart Clark is to Serve in the Jenerell 
assembley as a Bepresentive for S d town and windham* 

Note the other warant for S d Meeting was Eade and Com- 
pel and found word for word so Not Needfull to be put upon 

Eecord 

attest P r 

Mo s Barnett town Clerk 

Provanee of Newhampshir 

Londonderry Dec br y e 2 d 1755 

You are hereby Eequiered to warn all the freeholders and 
Inhabitance in your Eespective Bounds to Meet at the old 
Meetinghouse in S d town upon tusday the Sixteen Day of this 
Instant at one of the Clock after Noon then and their 

first to See if the town will Chuse a Com tee to Defend 
that Case Conserning the Bode that James Morrow has pre- 
sented the town for and to pitition the Janarell Cort in Eela- 

*The reason for this election was the vacancy in the office of 
representative caused by the sudden death of Squire John 
McMurphy while attending- to his duties in that capacity. The 
following entry upon page 350, Records of Londonderry, Vol. 2, 
gives further official facts: 

John MacMurphy Esq r Justice of the Quoram Departed this 
life September the 21 st 1755 on Sabath Day about twelve o; Clock 
on Said Day at Portsmouth and was Carried to London Derry 
upon Teusday and was Buired upon Wednesday the 24th Instant 
about four of the Clock in the afternoone at the old Burieng 
Place in this town With an Exterordinary Compenay; Aged 
about Sevinty three years. 

Squire John McMurphy, as he was known, was one of the 
most active and influential members of the little band of 
pioneers breaking the wilderness of Londonderry and laying the 
foundations of the new government. A ready writer, he was 
clerk of the town for eleven years. He received the appoint- 
ment of justice about 1721, holding- the office until his decease. 
He was elected selectman in 1722, and he was the first repre- 
sentative to the general court, holding that office for eleven 
years, dying, as we have seen, while serving in that honorable, 
capacity. — Editor. 



326 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

tion of the Same and this Shall be your warant Given under 

our hands 

Subcribed at Lond ry the Day and year above 

Sam 11 Barr 
John Hunter 
James Kamsey 
Sam 11 Aleson Jun r 
Mo s Barnett 

Select Men 

To M r Sam 11 Clark town Constable 

Provance of Newhampsher 

Lond ry Dec br y e 16 th 1755 

In obedence to the forgoing warant I have posted it two 
publick Days acording to former Costom 

P r Me Sam 11 Clark town Constable 

The other warant for S d Meeting was Eade and Comper d 
and found word for word so Not Needfull to be put upon 
Record 

attest P r Mo s Barnett town Clerk 
Lond ry Decb r y e 16 th 1755 

In obedence to the forgoing warant the freeholders and In- 
habitce of S d town Mate on S d Day thy being Legelly 
Call d and after Reeding the warant for S d Meeting thy Made 
Choys of Coll n Sam 11 Barr to be Moderater for S d Meeting 

then the Artickell of the forgoing warant being Consid- 
ered by S d freeholders and Inhabitance thy voted to Chuse 
aCom tee to Defend the present men Given in by James Mor- 
row to our Quarter Seshons in Regard of the Rode and to 
pitition the Jenerall Corte in order to Disanull S d Rode and 
it is allso voted by S d Inhabnc that the Select men for the 
time being is to be aCom tee for the afor sd End with full power 
and autherity as if S d town were persenally present S d Com- 
tee3 nams is as followeth Sam 11 Barr John Hunter James 
Ramsey Sam 11 Aleson Jun r Mo 8 Barnett Select Men 

I the Subcriber Do Enter My Desent against the proceed- 
ings of the for 9d Meeting 

James Morrow 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 327 

Provance of Newhampsher 

Lond ry Feb ry y e 18 th 1756 
You are hereby Eequiered to warn all the freeholders and 
Inhabitanee Quallified by law in your Bespeetive bounds to 
Meet at their first Meetinghouse in S d Lond ry upon friday 
the fifth Day of March Next at ten of the Clock before Noon 
then and their 

first to Chuse all thier town and old parish oncers for 
the Insuing year 

21y To See if thy will Chuse aCom tee to Gete the Grave- 
yard fence at the old Meetinghouse Eeper d 

31y at the Disier of aNumber of Subcribers to Inserte an 
Artickell to See what the town will Do in Eelation to tranjen 
persons that is harbert in S d town and May become atroble 
to the Same 

41y To here the towns acounts Eade and approven or Not 
approven 

and this Shall be your warant Given under our hands the 
Day and year above 

Sam 11 Barr 
John Hunter 
James Earns ey 
Sam 11 Aleson Ju r 
Mo s Barnett 

Select men 
To M r Sam 11 Clark town Constable 

Provance of Newhampsher 

Lond^ March the 5 th 1756 
In obidance to the forgoing warant I have posted it acord- 
ing to former Costom 

P r Sam 11 Clark Constable 
The other warant for S d Meeting was Eade and Comper d 
and found word for word so Not Needfull to be put upon 
Eecord 

attest P r Mo s Barnett town Clerk 



328 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry March y e 5 th 175G 

In obidance to the forgoing warant it being Legelly Call d 
the freeholders and Inhabitance of S d Lond ry Mate acording 
to the appointment of S d warants and after Eeeding the 
warants for S d Meeting thy Made Choice of James Clark for 
their Moderater 

there after the moderater had Eade the warrants the Elec- 
tees Made Choice of the town oficers for the Insuing year as 
followeth 

Chosen for town Clerk Mo s Barnett 

y e vote Cared for five Select men thier Names is as follow- 
eth Coll n Sam 11 Barr Mo s Barnett Dani u Leslay Tho s willson 
Sam 11 Aleson Jun r 

then Emedently after the Select Men was Chosen Mo s Bar- 
nett Decle d that he wold Not Serve and thy mad Choice in 
his place Coll n Andrew Todd 

Chosen for Constables on the Easterly Side of Baver Brook 
Eob* Alexd r 

for y e westerly Side John Dock 

Chosen for Colecters for y e old parish Joseph Cochran John 
Cochran South 

Chosen for taything men Hugh younge John Hogg Mathew 
wright 

Chosen Survuers of highways for the Easterly Side of Baver 
Brook Joseph Scobey John Moreson Jun r John Paton John 
Tayler John Hopkens John Stell Gorge Moore Bob 1 M 1 Curdy 
Rob 1 ferservice 

Chosen Surveris for y e westerly Side of Baver Brook Lif 1 
Sam 11 Gregg Adward Aken Will m Ares Cap 1 Ja 3 Bleer Tho 3 
Wallace Ins 11 John Senter Will m Edeson James willson Corley 
Sam 11 Anderson John Aken James Nesmeth Jun r Sam 11 Miller 
Alex dr M 1 Collm Will m Dunken John Moore 

Chosen lather Sealer for the Insuing year Will m Wallace 

Chosen for hog Howards for the Insuing year Arther Boyd 
Sam 11 Boyes Will m Cox Tho 9 M* Glaughlen 

Chosen for fence vewers and prysers James Campbell John 
M* Keen 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 329 

Chosen for Counters will the Select Men and Constabls 
James Ramsey James Nesmeth Mo s Barnett 

Chosen for Invoice Men John M t Keen John Cromey Jun r 

the Second artickell of the warant being Rade and Con- 
sidered it Voted that the Select Men is to Gete the fences 
of the two Grave Yards Repe rd at the towns Cost 

Voted to Ajorn this Meeting untill the first wadensday of 
Aprill Next at nine of the Clock before Noon 

Lond ry Aprill y e 7 th 1756 
Then Mate according to the ajornment of S d Meeting and 
voted on the third artickell of the forgoing warant as followeth 
that the Select Men is to Gete appition Drawn and Send it 
with our Representitive to the Janarall Corte In order to See 
if the town Can be Relev d from those trangent parsons that 
Corns in to our town Every fall or at other tims 

voted to ajorn this Meeting untill the 27 th of May Next at 
three of the Clock after Noon 

Lond ry May y e 27 1756 
Then the freeholders and Inhabitance of S d town Mate 
according to the ajorenment and ajorened S d meeting untill 
the 12 th Day of July Next at three of the Clock after Noon 

Lond^ July y e 12 th 1756 
Then Mate according to S d Ajorenment and voted upon the 
forth artickell of the forgoing warant to approve of Sam 11 
Clarks and Ja s Campbell acounts as far as thy were Rade and 
Leckwise approve of Moses Barnetts acount being Clerk to 
y e Select Men 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry Feb ry y e 10 th 1757 

You are hereby Requiered to warn all the freeholders and 
Inhabitance Belonging to your Respective bounds to Meet at 
their old Meetinghouse upon Saterday the fifth of March Next 
Insuing at ten of the Clock in the fore Noon then and their 

I* to Chuse all their town and old parish oficers for the 
Insuing Year 



330 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

21y To here the town accoumpts Rade and approven or 
Not approven 

3 ly To See if the town will Chuse aCom tee to Devide the 
Huhhways and Give Every Survier their Equall part 

41y To See what the town will allow to be Done to the 
Grave Yards Stocks and pound 

51y To Se if the town will Chuse ante person to tacke that 
Book that was left with Cap 1 John Humphrey and Enter the 
towns accounts that is Not Entered this four Years past 

61y To See if the town will Chuse aCom tee to Defend the 
Minesterell against the traspases or Incrotchments of any 
persons 

7ly To See howmuch the town will allow the petey Jurer 
for Serving the Superer Court through out for this 'present 
year 

81y To See what the town will allow the Constables this 
year for their Extrordnery troble 

and this Shall be your warant Given under our hands the 
Day and year above 

Tho s Willson 
Andrew Todd 
Sam 11 Barr 
Sam 11 Aleson Jun r 

Select Men 

To M r Eobart Alex dr town Constable 

Provance of New Hampshir 

Lond ry March y e 5 th 1757 
In obideance to the forgoing warant I have posted it ac- 
cording to former Costom 

P r Rob 1 Alex dr Constable 
Note the other warant for S d Meeting was Rade and Com- 
par d with the forgoing and found word for word so Not 
Needfull to be put upon Record 

attest P r Mo s Barnett town Clerk 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 331 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry March y e 5 th 1757 

In obidance to the forgoing warants thy Being Legelly 
Call d the freeholders and Inhabitance of Lond^ afor sd Mate 
according to the appointment of the afor sd warning and after 
Eeeding the warants for S d meeting thy Made Choys of 
Coll n Andrew Todd for their Moderater 

Then after Considering S d warants thy Made Choys by 
the Majorety of their Legell Voters of their town officers as 
followeth for the Insuing Year 

Chosen town Clerk Mo s Barnett 

Chosen for Select Men 5 ColP Andrew Todd Coll n 
Sam 11 Barr Tho s Willson Sam 11 Aleson Jun r Dainell Lesley 

Chosen for Constables for the Insuing year Eobart Moor 
North Thomas willson Jun r 

Colecters for the old parish Joseph Boyes Eobart Gillman 

Taything men Chosen Samuell Huston Jun r James Ander- 
son Jun r David Stell 

Surviers for the Easterly Side of Baver Brook Ins 11 James 
M* Greger Cap 1 John Mitchell David Anderson Gabrell Barr 
Will m Fisher Mathew Eeid Tho 9 Cristey David Doge David 
Morison 

Survuers for the westerly Side of Baver Brook James 
Gregg Jun r Sam 11 Grahims will m Eenken John Cromey Jun r 
Sam 11 Fisher Sam 11 Senter Sam 11 Dickey John Pinkertown 
Sam 11 M* Keen Will m Smith will m Eoger John Mungombrey 
James Jones (?) John Hilands John readall 

Deer Keepers Insin James M fc Greger Lif 1 will m Dunken 

Lather Sealers David Hopkens will m Wallace 

Howards John patton John Barnett Hugh Thompson 
Gorge Clark 

Fence vers and praysers John Hunter John M 1 Keen 

Counters with the Select men and Constabls James Nes- 
meth James Eamsey Mo 3 Barnett 

Invice Men John M tt Keen John Cromey Jun r 

Voted upon the Second artickell of the forgoing warant 
as followeth to approve of the towns acounts as fare as Eade 



332 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Voted to pass the third artickell of the forgoing warant 
for this year and it may be Enter d Xixt anwell meeting if 
thy plese 

this meeting is Ajorne d untill tusday the 29 th Day of this 
Instant at ten of the Clock before Noon by avote of S d meet- 
ing 

Londonderry March y e 29 th 1757 

Then the freeholders and Inhabitance of S d town Mate 
According to S d Ajorinment of the afor 3d Meeting and after 
Eeeding the warant for the afor sd meeting thy voted upon 
the forth artickell of the forgoing warant as followeth 

to Chuse Lif* John wiar Insi n James Wallace and Moses 
Barnett as aCom tee to Gate the Grave Yards fences Stoks 
and pound Eeper d At the towns Cost and Charges as Soon 
as may be 

voted upon the fifth artickell of S d warant that Lif John 
wiar is to Enter the towns acounts in that town book that 
is in Cap 1 Humprhas hand and the Select Men is to Gate 
S d book and Carey it to S d wiar 

voted upon the Sixth artickell to Chuse aCom tee to prose- 
cute any Incrotchers or traspassers upon the towns Mines- 
terell lote with full power and outherity as if all S d town 
were to Defend the Same S d Com tee is Tho s willson North 
Sam 11 Aleson Jun r Rob 1 Moreson 

Voted upon the Seventh artickell of the forgoing warant 
as followeth that Each man that is Sumn d by the high Shirif 
and Serves the Superer Court through out as apette Jurer 
belonging to this town for this present year Shall have ten 
pounds old tener but S d Jurer or Jurers Shall have no priv- 
ledg of any former vote of S d town that is past in that Cass 

voted upon the Eight artickell of S d warant that the two 
years Constables of Lond 1 ^ past and this present year is to 
have fifty Shillings old tener adidd to their wages 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry Febcr ry y e 15 th 1758 
You are hereby Requiered to warn All the freeholders and 
Inhabitance belonging to your Respective bounds to Meete 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 333 

at their first Meeting House upon Monday the Dixth Day of 
March Next Insuing at ten of the Clock in the fore Noon 
then and their 

1 st To Chuse all their town and old parish officers for 
the Insuing year 

21y To Hear the towns acounts Eede and approve of them 
and this Shall be your warant Given under our hands the 
Day and year above 

To M r Tho s willson Town Constable 

Andrew Todd 
Tho s Willson 
Sam 11 Barr 
Sam 11 Aleson Jun r 

Select Men 

Provance of Newhampsher 

Lond ry March y e 6 th 1758 
I have posted the above warant according to former Cos- 
torn 

P r me Tho s willson Constable 
the other warant for S d meeting was Eade and Exemen d 
and found word for word So not needfull to be put upon 
Record 

attest P r Mo s Barnett town Clerk 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry March y e 6 th 1758 

In Obidance to the forgoing warants thy being Legilley 
Called the freeholders and Inhabitance of Lond ry afor sd Mate 
according to the appointment of S d warants and after Reed- 
ing the warants for S d meeting thy made Choyse of Coll n 
Andrew Todd to moderate S d meeting and after Reeding 
the warants for S d meeting thy made Choice of their town 
and old parish officers as followeth for the Insuing year 

Chosen for Town Clerk Moses Barnett 

Chosen five Selectmen as followeth Tho s Wallace Sam 11 
Alleson Jun r Joseph Cochran Ins 11 James M fc Greger John 
Aken 



334 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Chosen for Constables David Craige will m Dunken Jun r 

Chosen for old parish Colecters James Miller James Coch- 
ran Cannada 

Chosen for Surveirs for the Easterly Side of Baver Brook 
Mo s Barnett James Wallace Cap 1 John Humphra John Hop- 
ken David Hopken John Gillmor David Doge AVill m Taylor 
Cap 1 John Moore 

Surviers for the westerly Side of Baver Brook John Clark 
Will m Ears John Wallace John Hollms Sam 11 Dickey John 
Pinkertown Eobart Alexd r John Aken Jun r James Boyes 
Sam 11 miller John Wallace Joseph Hogg Joseph Bell Alex dr 
MacMurphy Will m Wallace James Paterson 

Chosen for taything men Lif 1 Tho s Craige Rob 1 Cochran 
Gorge Clark North Sam 11 fisher Correct Sam 11 Moreson 
in the Room of Rob 1 Cochran 

Chosen for Lather Sealers David Hopkens Will™ Wallace 
Rob* M* Nell 

Chosen for Howerds Will™ Adams James Willson Tho s M* 
Glaughlin Will™ Rodger in the Room of will™ Adams 

Chosen for fence vewers and prisers John M* Keen James 
Ramsey 

Chosen for Invoice men John M* Keen John Cromey 
Jun r 

Chosen to take Care that the Deer Dear be not Kill d out 
of seson James Nesmeth Jun r Jonathan Adams LLP will™ 
Dunken Ins 11 James M^reger 

This meeting is ajorned untill the Second tusday of Aprill 
Nixt at on of the Clock after Noon at the afor sd Meeting- 
house 

Lond ry Aprill y e 11 th 1758 

Then the freeholders and Inhabitance of S d town Mate 
according to ajornment and after Reeding the warants for 
S d Meeting thy Chuse officers in place of those that was Not 
Quallify d 

voted to approve of the towns acounts that was Rade (viz) 
James Campbells John Doaks and Rob 1 Alexdrs 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 335 

Provanee of Newhampshir 

Lond^ Aprill y e 15 th 1758 

By order of Cort to me Directed You are hereby in his 
Maj tes Name Eequiered to warn all the freeholders and In- 
habitence in your Eespective bounds Duly Quallify d by Law 
to meet at their first Meetinghouse upon friday the twinty 
Eight Day of this Instant at one of the Clock after Noon Tn 
order to Chuse one Good and Lawfull man to Serve as Grand 
Jurer at his Maj tes Superer Cort of Judicature to be held 
at Portsmouth in and for S d provanee on the third tusday 
of May Next and this Shall be your warant Given under 
my hand the Day and year above 

Mo s Barnett town Clerk 
To M r William Dunken town Constable 

Provanee of Newhampshir 

Lond ry Aprill y e 28 th 1758 
I have posted the within warant as usuell 

P r Me Will m Dunken Constable 
the other warant for S d meeting was Eade and Compar d 
and found word for word So not Needfull to be put upon 
Eecord 

attest P r Mo s Barnett town Clerk 

Provanee of Newhampshir 

Londonderry Aprill y e 28 th 1758 

In Obedence to the foregoing warants thy Being legelly 
Oall d the freeholders and Inhabitance of S d Lond ry Mate ac- 
cording to the appointment of S d warants, and Made Choys 
of M r James willson to Moderat S d Meeting and after Seed- 
ing the warants for S d meeting and Considering the Same 
thy Chuse M r William Humphry by the Majoraty of Vot- 
ers to Serve as a Grand Jurer for S d Lond ry at his Maj tes 
Superer Court of Judicature to be held at portsmouth in and 
for S d provanee on the third tusday of May Next and S d 
Humphry hes been warn d accordingly by the Constable 



336 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry Aprill y e 15 th 1758 
By order of Cort to me Dericted You are hereby in his 
Maj tes Name Requiered to warn all the freeholders and In- 
habitance in your Respective bounds Duly Quallify d by Law 
to Meete at their first Meetinghouse upon friday the twinty 
Eight Day of this Instant at two of the Clock after Noon in 
order to appoint one : person Duly Quallify d to Serve as 
a Petit Juror at his Maj tes Superer Corte of Judicature to be 
held at portsmouth in and for S d provance on the third 
tusday of May Next and this Shall Be your warant Given 
under My hand 

P r Mo 8 Barnett town Clerk 
To M r David Craige town Constable 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry aprill y e 28 th 1758 
I have posted the forgoing warant according to former 
Costom 

P r me David Craige Constable 
Note the other warant for S d Meeting was Bade and Com- 
par d and found word for word So Not Needfull to be put 
upon Record 

attest P r Mo s Barnett Clerk 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond 17 Aprill y e 28 th 1758 

The freeholders and Inhabitance of S d Lond ry Mate accord- 
ing to appointment and after Reeding the warants for S d 
meeting thy Chuse James Willson for thier moderater 

Then after the acte of Law was Bade for the Chusing of 
Petit Jurors the Select men of S d town Give abox to the 
town Clerk which was lock d with agreat Maney Names of 
persons according to the Direction of S d acte and the S d 
Clark Shak d S d Box and onlock d it and Drew out James 
Ramseys Name out of S d Box to Serve as petit Juror at our 
Supperer Corte of Judicature to be holden at portsmouth 
afor sd the third tusday of may Next and S d Ramsey lies 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 337 

been warnd accordingly and the S d Clerk write upon the 
back Side of the peper that S d Eamseys name was on the 
time he was Chosen and put it in to S d box again and lock* 
the box 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry July the 29 th 1758 

By order of Court to Me Directed You are hereby Ee- 
quiered to warn all the freeholders and Inhabitance in Your 
Eespective Bounds Quallify d by law to Meet at their first 
Meetinghouse upon friday the Eleventh Day of augst Next 
Insuing the Deate hereof at two of the Clock after Noon in 
order to apointe two men Duly Quallify d as the law Directs 
to Serve as petit Jurors at his Maj tes Inferer Court of Com- 
mon plees to be holden at portsmouth in S d provance on the 
first tusday of Sept r Next and the Court of Janerall Quarter 
Seshons the next tusday following 

and this Shall be your warant Given under my hand the 
Day and year above 

P r Mo s Barnett town Clerk 
To M r David Craig town Constable 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry augst y e 11 th 1758 
I have posted the forgoing warant two publick Day ac- 
cording to former Costom 

P r David Craige town Constable 
and the other warant for S d meeting was Eetorn d and 
Eade and found word for word so not Needfull to be put 
upon Eecord 

attest 

P r Mo s Barnett town Clerk 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry Augst y e 11 th 1758 

the freeholders and Inhabitance of S d town Mate accord- 
ing to the apointment of the forgoing warant and after Eeed- 
ing the warants for S d meeting thy made Choys of John 
Wallace to Modrat S d Meeting then the town Clerk after 



338 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Shacking the box of Names for the Inferer Court unlockt 
it and Drue out Eobart Parkesons Name and Thomas 
Boyd to Serve as pette Jurers at our Next Inferer Court of 
Common pllis to be holden at portsmouth on the first tus- 
day of Sep tr Next and Court of Generall Seshons of the 
peace to be holden at portsmouth on the Second tusday of 
the Same Mounth 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry Sep tr the 23 d 1758 
You are hereby Eequiered in his Maj tls Name to warn the 
freeholders and Inhabitance belonging to your Eespective 
bounds to meete or assemble at their first meetinghous upon 
thorsday the fifth Day of Oct br Next at one of the Clock in 
the after noon then and their 

To See if the town be Satisfied with alate acte of the Gen- 
erall Court with Eespecte to the Regulation of Taverns and 
Eetalers in S d town and this Shall be your warant Given 
under our hands the Day and year above 

Joseph Cochran 
James M c Gregor 
John Aiken 
Sam 11 Aleson Ju r 

Select Men 
To M r Will m Dunken town Counstable 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry Oct br y e 5 th 1758 
I have posted the forgoing warant according to former 
Costom 

P r Will m Dunken town Constable 
the other warant for S d meeting was Eade and found 
word for word So not Needfull to be put upon Eeeord 

Attest P r Mo s Barnett town Clerk 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry Oct br y e 5 th 1758 
The freeholders and Inhabitance of the afor sd town Mate 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 339 

according the the appointment of the forgoing warant and 
made Choys of Bob* Boyes Esq r for to Moderate S d Meeting 
and after Reeding the warant for S d meeting and Consider- 
ing the Same the Moderater asked the mimbers of S d meet- 
ing if thy wold have the vote upon the artickell of the forgo- 
ing warant by hand or by writing and thy voted to Give them 
in in writing and accordingly thy Give in their vots and 
there was Seventy vots Content with the Janerall Courts act 
and thirty Eight Came in not Content 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry Sept r y e 18 th 1758 
You are herby Eequiered to warn all the freeholders and 
Inhabitence belonging to Your Eespective bounds to meet 
at their first meetinghouse upon thorsday y* fifth Day of 
Octb r Next at one of the Clock in the after Noon in order 
that a Noumber who have pititioned us for S d meeting may 
Lay their Greviences about highways before S d meeting 

and this Shall be your warant Given under our hands the 
Day and year above 

Joseph Cochran 
James M*Greger 
Tho s Wallace 
John Aiken 
Sam 11 Aleson Jun r 

Select Men 
To M r David Craige town Constable 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry Oct br y e 5 th 1758 
I have posted the within warant according to former Cos- 
torn 

P r M e David Craige Town Constable 
the other warant for S d meeting was Eade and found 
word for word So Not Needfull to be put upon Record 

attest P r Mo s Barnett town Clerk 



340 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry Oct br y e 5 th 1758 
In obedence to the forgoing warant the freeholders and 
Inhabitance of S d town Mate according to appointment and 
after Reeding the warant for S d meeting thy made Choj^s 
of Rob 1 Boyes Esq r for their Moderater and after Due Con- 
sideration of the forgoing warant it was Concluded to be 
left with the present Select men 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry Sep tr y e 5 th 1758 

By order of Court to me Directed You are hereby in his 
Maj tis Name Requiered to warn all the freeholders and Inhab- 
itance in your Respective bounds Duly Quallify d by Law 
to meete at their first meetinghouse upon thorsday the fifth 
Day of Oct br Next at ten of the Clock Before Noon in order 
to Chuse on fite person Quallify d by Law to Serve as agrand 
Jurer at his Maj tis Superiour Court of Judicature to be held 
at portsmouth in and for S d provance on the Second tusday 
of Nou br Next 

and this Shall be your warant Given under my hand the 
Day and year above 

P r Mo s Barnett town Clerk 

To M r David Craige Town Co-unstable 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry Oct br y e 5 th 1758 
I have posted the within warant acording to former Cos- 
torn 

P r Me David Craige town Constable 
the other warant for S d meeting was Rade and found word 
for word So not needfull to be put upon Record 

attest P Mo s Barnett town Clerk 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry Oct br y e 5 th 175S 

In obideance to the forgoing warant the freeholders and 
Inhabitance of S d town Mate on S d Day and Chuse for mod- 
erater John Wallace and after Reeding the warant for S d 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 341 

meeting thy made Choys of James willson South to Serve 
as Grand Jurer at our next Superer Court of Judicature to 
be held at portsmouth in and for S d provance upon the Sec- 
ond tusday of nou br next and he was Notify d accordingly 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry Sep tr y e 25 th 1758 

By order of Court to me Directed You are hereby In his 
Maj tis Name Eequiered to warn all the freeholders and Inhab- 
itance in your Eespective Bounds Duly Quallify d By Law 
to Meete at their first meetinghouse upon thorsday the fifth 
of Oct br Next at twelve of the Clock In order to Chuse or 
Dravft out one fite person Quallify d as the late acte of Law 
Directs to Serve as petit Jurer as his Maj tis Superiour Court 
of Judicature to be held at portsmouth in and for S d prov- 
ance on the Second tusday of Nou br Next and this Shall 
be your warant Given under my hand the Day and year 
above 

P r Mo s Barnett town Clerk 

To M r David Craige town Counstable 

Provance 'of Newhampshir 

Lond ry Oct br y e 5 th 1758 
I have posted the forgoing warant according to former 
Costom 

P r Me David Craig town Conbl 
the other warant for S d meeting was Eade and found word 
for word So Not Needfull to be put upon Eecord 

attest P r Mo s Barnett town Clerk 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry Oct br y e 5 th 1758 

In Obedance to the forgoing warant the freeholders and 
Inhabitance of S d town Mate on S d Day and Made Choys of 
John Wallace for their Moderator then after the forgoing 
warant was Eade the town Clerk took the box of Names for 
the Supereour Court and Shaked it and unlocked it and 
Drad out John Nesmeth to Serve as petit Jurer at our Next 
Superour Court to be held at portsmouth in and for S d prov- 
ance upon the second tusday of Nou br Next 



342 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry Oct br y e 25 th 1758 
In Pursuance of his Maj tes write to us Derected under the 
Seal of the Provance afor sd You are hereby in his Maj tes 
Name Requiered to warn all the freeholders Qualilfy d by Law 
in your Respective bounds to meet at the old meetinghouse 
in Lond ry upon friday the tenth Day of Nou br Next at ten 
of the Clock in the fore Noon then and their to Electe one 
person Quallify d by Law to Represent the S d town in Jenerall 
assembley in the provance afor sd 

and this Shall be your warant Given under our hands the 
Day and year above 

James M* Gregore 

John Aken 

Sam 11 Alleson Jun r 

Select Men 
To M r Will m Duncan town Counstable 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry Nou br y e 10 th 1758 
I have posted the forgoing warant according to former 
Costom 

P r Mee Will m Duncan town Counstable 
the other warant for S d Meeting was Exemen d and found 
word for word So Not Needfull to be put upon Record 

attest P r Mo s Barnett town Clerk 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry Nou br y e 10 th 1758 

In Obedence to the forgoing warant the freeholders and 
Inhabitance of S d town & windham mate on S d Day accord- 
ing to the appointment of the warants for S d meeting and 
thy made Choys of Cap 1 John Mitchell to moderate S d meet- 
ing younanamously by all the Legell Voters 

then the warants for S d meeting was Rade and Consid- 
ered it is voted by the majority of the Quallify d Electers that 
Mathew Thorntown Esq r is to Serve in the Janerell Assembly 
as Representative for S d town and windham 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 343 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry Febr ry y e 14 th 1759 
You are hereby Kequaired to warn all the freeholders and 
Inhabitance belonging to your Presink that thy meete at the 
old Meetinghouse upon Monday the fifth Day of March Next 
at ten of the Clock in the fore Noon then and their 

First to Chuse all the town and old parish oncers for the 
present year 

21y to here the towns accounts Eead and approven or 
Not approve of them 

and this Shall be your warant Given under our Hands 
the Day and year above 

James M c Gregore 
Tho s Wallace 
John Aiken 
Sam 11 Aleson Jun r 

Select Men 
To M r David Craige Town Constable 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond^ March y e 5 th 1759 
I have posted the forgoing warant according to former 
Costom 

P r Me David Craige Counstable 
The other warant for S d meeting was Eade and Compar d 
and found word for word So Not Needfull to be pute upon 
Record 

attest P r Mo s Barnett town Clerk 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry March y e 5 th 1759 

In Obidance to the forgoing warants thy being Legelly 
Call d the freeholders and Inhabitance of S d lond 1 ^ Quallify d 
as the law Directs Mate according to the appointment of the 
S d warants and after Reeding the warants for said meeting 
thy made Choys by the Majority of vots of Coll n Andrew 
Todd to Moderate S d meeting then after Reeding the war- 
ants for the afor sd Meeting thy prosided and Chuse the Town 
and old parish oncers as followeth 



344 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Chosen for town Clerk for y e present year Mo 3 Barnett 

Voted to Chuse five Select Men for the Insuing year and 
their names is as followeth Tho s Moreson Coll n Sam 11 Barr 
John Cromey Jun r John Clark Sam 11 Dickey 

Chosen for Counstables for the Insuing year Isaac Coch- 
ran John Mack 

Chosen for old parish Colecters for the Insuing year Arther 
Archibald Joseph Cochran 

Chosen for taything Men for the Insuing year Cap fc John 
Moore David Hopken Will™ Aers Jun r James Morrow 

Chosen for Surviers of the highways for the Insuing year 
on the Easterly Side of Baverbrook Rob 1 Clendinin John 
Paton Sam 11 Moreson John Cochran James willson Gorge 
More will m Kalso Mathew Taylor Jun r Cap 1 John Moore 

Sirveyers Chosen for the westerly side of Baver Brook for 
the Insuing year James Anderson will m Renken John 
Cromey Ins 11 James Wallace Adward Aiken Sam 11 Alls Sam 11 
Anderson Tho s M* Clerey Isaac Page Ja s Nesmeth Jun r John 
Mountgoumbrey John Scobey will m Dunken Jun r Lif fc will m 
Dunken John Hunter Ninen Cochran Joseph willson 

Chosen for to take the Invoice on the Easterly sid of Baver 
Brook Jo 11 M* Keen 

Chosen to take the Invoice for the Insuing year on the 
westerly side of Baver Brook John Cromey Jun r 

Chosen for Lather Sealrs for the present year David Hop- 
ken Will m Wallace 

Chosen for Hogg Revis for the present year Will™ Rodger 
at y e pond Joseph Bell Hugh Thomson Will m allete 

Chosen for fence vewers and praysers for the present year 
John M 1 Keen James Ramsey 

Chosen for Counters with the select men and Constables 
for the Insuing year Rob 1 Clerk James Nesmeth Mo s Bar- 
nett 

Chosen to tack Care that the Deer Be Not Killed out of 
Seson James Nesmeth Ju r Jonathan adams will™ Renken 
James M* Grasrer 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 345 

this meeting is Ajorned untill the third tusday of Aprill 
Next at ten of the Clock before Noon 

Londonderry Aprill y e 17 th 1759 

The freeholders and Inhabitance of S d town Mate on S d 
Day according to ajorinment and after Reeding the warants 
for S d Meeting it was ajorned untill the twinty second Day of 
may next at two of the Clock after Noon 

Lond ry May y e 22 d 1759 

The freeholders and Inhabitance of S d town Mate according 
to ajornment and after Eeeding the warant for S d meeting 
the Moderater Inquiered at the Select Men if the town offi- 
cers were all Quallify d and it it was Ansured that there was 
one taything Man awanting for which David Anderson was 
Chosen 

then the towns accounts was Bade (viz) Sam 11 Allesons 
Jun r David Craigs and will 111 Dunkens for y e years 1758 and 
thy voted Not to approve of them 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry Aprill y e 25 th 1759 

By order of Court to me Directed you are hereby in his 
Maj tis Name Requiered to warn all the freeholders and Inhab- 
itance in Your Respective Bounds Duly Quallify d by law to 
meet at their first Meetinghouse upon Monday the Seventh 
Day of May Next at three of the Clock after Noon in order 
to Chuse or Dravft out one fitt person Quallify d as the late 
acte of Law Directs to Serve as Petit Jurer at his Maj tis 
Superour Court of Judicature to be held at Portsmouth in 
and for S d provance on the third tusday in May Next and 
Make Return of this warant personally of your Self at the 
afor sd Meeting and this Shall be your warant Given under 
my hand the Day and year above 

P r Mo s Barnett town Clerk 

To M r Isaac Cochran town Constable 



346 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry May y e 7 th 1759 
In obidence to the forgoing warant I have posted it ac- 
cording to former Costom 

P r Me Isaac Couchran Constable 
The other warant for S d meeting was Eade and Comper d 
and found word for word So Not Needfull to be put upon 
Eecord 

attest P r Mo s Barnett town Clk 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond 17 May y e 7 th 1759 

In obidence to the forgoing warant the freeholders and 
Inhabitane of S d town mate on S d Day and after Seeding the 
warant for S d meeting thy made Choys of Tho s Campbell 
for their Moderater then the town Clark tuck the box for 
the Supererer Court and unlocked it and Drew out abilit for 
apetit Juroer which was James willson of S d town and he 
was warned to attend at the afor sd term 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry Aprill y e 29 th 1759 

By order of Court to me Directed You are hereby Ee- 
quiered to warn all the freeholders and Inhabitance in your 
Eespective bounds Duly Quallify d by Law to Meet at their 
first meetinghouse upon Monday the Seventh Day of May 
Next at four of the Clock after Noon in order to Chuse 
one fite person Quallify d as the Law Directs to Serve as 
Grand Juror at his Maj tis Superer Court of Judicature to 
be held at portsmouth in and for S d provance on the third 
tusday of May Next 

and this Shall be Your warant Given under My hand the 
Day and year above 

P r Mo s Barnett town Clerk 

To M r John Mack town Constable 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond^ May the 7 th 1759 
In obedence to the forgoing presepte I have posted it 
according to former Costom 

P r me John Mack Constable 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 847 

the other warant for for S d meeting was Rade and found 
word for word so Not Needfull to be put upon Eecord 

attest P r Mo s Barnett town Clrk 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond 17 May the 7 th 1759 

In obedence to the forgoing warant the freeholders and 
Inhabitanee Mate on S d Day according to apointment and 
after Reeding the warant for S d meeting thy made Choys 
of Tho 3 Campbell for their Moderater then after Reeding for 
S d meeting thy made Choys of Cap 1 John Gregg to Serve 
Grand Juror at our Next Superer Court of Judicature to be 
holden at Portsmouth the third tusday of this Instant and 
he was Notify d accordingly 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond 17 May y e 7 th 1759 

By order of Court to Me Dericted You are hereby Re- 
quiered in his Maj tis Name to warn all the freeholders and 
Inhabitanee in your Respective bounds to meete at their 
first Meetinghouse upon monday the twinty first Day of this 
Instant at two of the Clock after Noon Quallify d as the law 
Directs in order to Dravft out one Good and Lawfull Man of 
S d town to Serve on the petit Jury at the Next Inferer Court 
of Common pllees to be holden at portsmouth on the first 
tusday of June Next and Court of Generall Seshons of the 
peace to be holden at portsm on the Second tusday of the 
Same mounth and this Shall be Your Warant Given under 
my hand the day and year above 

P r Mo s Barnett town Clerk 

To M r Isaac Cochran town Counstable 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry May the 21 d 1759 
In obedence to the forgoing presept I have posted it ac- 
cording to former Costom 

P r Mee Isaac Cochran town Constable 



348 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

the other warant for S d meeting was Eade and Exemened 
and found word for word So Not Xeedfull to be put upon 
Record 

attest P r Mo s Barnett town Clerk 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry may the 7 th 1759 

In obedence to the forgoing warant the freeholders and 
Inhabitance of S d town Mate on S d Day according to ap- 
pointment and Chuse Joseph Cochran for their Moderator 
then the town Clerk unlocked the Box for the Inferer Court 
and Seshons and Drew out abilit which was John Dunham 
of S d town to Serve as petit Jurer and he was Notify d accord- 
ingly 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry August y e l d 1759 

By order of Court to Me Directed you are hereby in his 
Maj tls Eequiered to warn all The freeholders and Inhabitanc 
in your Respective Bounds Duly Quallify d by law to meet 
at their first meetinghouse upon wadensday y e 15 th Day of 
this Instant at three of the Clock after Noon in order to 
Chuse one fite person Quallify d as the law Directs to Serve 
as Grand Juror at the Next Court of Jenerall Seshons of the 
peace to be holden at portsmouth on the Second tusday of 
Sep tr Next and this Shall be your warant Given under 
my hand the Day and year above 

P r Mo s Barnett Clk 

To M r John Mack town Constable 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond 1 * August y e 15 th 1759 
In obedence to the forgoing warant I have posted it ac- 
cording to former Costom 

P r Me John Mack town Constabl 

Londonderry August y e 15 th 1759 
In obedance to the forgoing warant the freeholders and 
Inhabitance of S d town Mate on the afor sd Day and after 
Reeding the warnts for S d meeting thy made Choys of David 
Ilopken to modern t S d meeting and after Reeding and Con- 
sidering the artickell of S d warants thy made Choys of 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 34& 

James Juings of S d town to Serve as Grand Juror at the 
next Jenerall Sashons of y e peace to be holden at portsmouth 
upon the Second tusday of Sep tr Next Insuing 

the other warant for S d meeting was Exemn d and found 
word for word So Not needfull to be put upon Decord 

attest P r Mo s Barnett town Clk 

Provance of Newhampshir 

To M r Isace Cochran Constable for the Easterly Side of 
Baverbrook in Lond ry in S d provance You are hereby Be- 
quiered to warn all the free holders and Inhabitance in your 
Bespective bounds to Meet at the old Meetinghouse in Said 
Lond ry upon thursday the Sixt Day of Sep tr Next at two of 
the Clock after Noon then and their 

first to See what Money the town will allow to be Baised 
to Defray the Charges of the present year 

21y To See what the town will Do in Begarde of the 
Peramblaition of the line betwen Londonderry and Litch- 
field as there has been Assays made by the Select Men of 
Lond ry heretofore and to acte their on 

31y at the Bequiest of a noumber of Subscribers to See if 
the town will Chuse aCom tee to inquier at the towns ajasant 
if thy in Conjunction with Lond ry will Pitition to have an act 
made in Begard of the fishing at amuskegg So that Every 
Man May Inioy his Natrell Bight 

4 ly at the Bequiest of anoumber of Subscribers to See 
where the town will have their taverans placed for this year 
Lackwise to See if the town will pitition for to have Some 
more taverans as our Noumber is tow few and to have Be- 
talers as in other towns in this and the Nighbering Gover- 
ments 

and this Shall be your warant Given under our hands 

Deated at Lond ry august y e 23 d 1759 

Sam 11 Barr 
Sam 11 Dickey 
John Clark 
John Crombie Jun r 
Tho s Morison 

Select Men 



350 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry Sep tr y e 6 th 1759 
In obideance to the forgoing warant I have Posted it as 
uswell 

P r Isaac Cochran town Constable 
Xote the other warant for S d Meeting was Eade and Com- 
pared and found word for word So Not Xeedfull to be put 
upon Eecord 

attest P r Mo 8 Barnett town Clerk 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry Sep tr y e 6 th 1759 

In obidence to the forgoing warants the freeholders and 
Inhabitance of S d town Mate on S d Day and after Eeeding 
the warants for S d Meeting thy made Choys of Coll n Andrew 
Todd for their Moderater and after Eeeding and Consider- 
ing the first artickell of the forgoing warant thy Voted to 
Ease Seven houndred pounds old tener to Defray the towns 
Debts for the present year 

Voted on the Second artickell of the warant as followeth 
that the Select Men of S d town Shall Call Letchfield Select 
men to Perambuelate the line betwixt the two towns and 
prosecute them of Litchfield if thy Eefuse 

Voted on the third artickell of the forgoing warant to 
Chuse aCom tee to Inquier at the towns ajasant to See if thy 
will Joyn with Lond ry to pitition the Janerall Court to have 
an acte of Law Made upon the account of the fishery at amas- 
gigg So that Every Man may Injoy their Eights as also to 
have the brooks Clear that the fish may have their Euns 
to the heads theirof S d Com tee is as followeth Coll u And w 
Todd Coll n Sam 11 Barr and Mathew Thorntown Esq r and S d 
Com tee is outherised by S d vote if the ajasant towns Joyn 
in S d affair to Draw or to assist S d towns to Draw apitition 
and prefaire it to finell Judgment 

Voted on the forth artickell of S d warant that the Select 
Men is to place the taverns and Eetalers according to the 
acte made for that Ende also voted that the town is to piti- 
tion the Jenerall Court for an aditionell acte to have three 
taverns More and Eetalers as other towns have 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 351 

Samuell Alleson Sam 11 Alleson Jun r Lif* John Wiar and 
Moses Barnett Enters their Desent against the Vote past 
upon the last artickell of the forgoing warant against piti- 
tishining for any more taverens 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry Oct br y e 10 th 1759 

By order of Court to me Directed You are hereby Be- 
quiered to warn all the freeholders and Inhabitance in your 
Bespective bounds Duly Quallify d by law to meet at their 
first Meetinghouse upon thursday the twinty fifth Day of this 
Instant at one of the Clock after Noon in order to Chuse 
or Dravft one person Quallify d as the late acte of Law 
Directs to Serve as apetit Jurer as his Maj tes Superour Court 
of Judicature to be held at Portsmouth in and for S d provance 
on the Second tusday in Nou br Next and this Shall be your 
warant Given under My hand the Day and year above 

P r Mo s Barnett town Clk 

To M r John Mack town Constable 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry Oct br y e 25 th 1759 
In obedence to the forgoing presept I have posted it ac- 
cording to former Costom 

P r John Mack Constable 
Note the other warant for S d meeting was Bade and Ex- 
emened and found word for word So Not Needfull to be put 
upon Becord 

attest P r Mo s Barnett town Clerk 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry Oct br y e 25 th 1759 

In obedence to the forgoing warant the freeholders and 
Inhabitance of S d town Mate on the afor sd Day and after 
Beeding the warant for S d meeting thy made Choys of ColP 
Sam 11 Barr for to Moderat in S d meeting then the town 
Clark unlocked the Box for the Superer Court and took out 
abilet which was Peeter Peeterson to Serve as a Peetit Juror 
and he was Notify d accordingly 



352 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry Oct br y e 10 th 1759 
By order of Court to me Directed you are hereby Be- 
quiered to warn all the freeholders and Inhabitance in your 
Bespective Bounds Duly Quallify d as the late aete of Law 
Directs to meet at their first Meetinghouse upon thursday 
the twintyfifth Day of this Instant at two of the Clock after 
Noon to Chuse one Good and lawfull man to Serve as Grand 
Jurour at his Maj tis Superer Court of Judicature to be held 
at Portsmouth in and for S d Provance on the Second tusday 
of Nou br Next 

and this Shall be your warant Given under My hand the 
Day and year above 

P r Mo s Barnett town Cl'k 
To M r John Mack town Constable 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry Oct br y e 25 th 1759 
In obedence to the forgoing warant I have posted it acord- 
ing to former Costom 

P r John Mack town Constable 
Note the other warant for S d meeting was Rade and Com- 
pared and found word for word So Not Needfull to be put 
upon Eecord 

attest P r Mo s Barnett town Clerk 

Lond ry oct br y e 25 th 1759 
In Obedence to the forgoing warant the freeholders and 
Inhabitance of S d town Mate on tne afor sd Day and after 
Reeding the warant for S d meeting thy made Choys of Coll n 
Sam 11 Barr for to moderat in S d meeting then by the Majer 
parte of the Electers present thy Chuse John Mitchell Sur- 
vier of S d town to Serve as Grand Juror at the afor d Court 
and he was Notify d accordingly 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry y e l d of Noub r 1759 

By order of Court to me Directed You are hereby Ee- 

quiered to warn all the freeholders and Inhabitance in your 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 353 

Eespective Bounds Duly Quallify d as the late acte of Law 
Directs to meet at their first meetinghouse upon friday the 
16 th Day of this Instant at two of the Clock after Noon to 
Chuse one Good and Lawfull man to Serve as a Grand Juror 
at the Next Court of Jenerall Sessions of the peace to be 
liolden at Portsmouth on the Second tusday of Dec br Next 
and this Shall beyour warant Given under my hand the Day 
and year above 

P r Mo s Barnett town Clerk 
To M r Isaac Cochran town Constable 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond 17 Nou br y e 16 th 1759 
In obedence to the forgoing I have posted it according to 
former Costom 

P r Isaac Cochran Constable 
Note the other warant for S d meeting was Compard and 
found word for word So Not Needfull to be put upon Eecord 

attest P r Mo s Barnett town Clerk 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lon dry Nou br y e 16 th 1759 

according to the forgoing warning the freeholders and 
Inhabitance of S d town mate on S d Day and after Eeeding 
the warants for S d meeting they made Choys of John Wal- 
lace the first to modrate S d meeting and after Consideration 
then by the maj r part of the Electers present thy made Choys 
of John Wallace the Second of S d town to Serve as Grand 
Juror at the afor sd Seshons and he was Notify d accordingly 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry Feb ry y e 7 th 1760 

To M r Isaac Cochran Constable for the Easterly Side of 
Beaver Brook 

You are hereby Eequiered to warn all the freeholders and 
Inhabitance in your Eespective Bounds to meet at their first 
meetinghouse upon friday the twenty Second Day of this 
Instant at ten of the Clock before Noon then and their 



354 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

First to See what the town will Do in Regard of the Select 
Men being Sued by Tho s Eeid and David taylor wither thy 
will answer their Demands their Demands and pay all their 
Charges that thy have pute them Selves too or Stand the 
triall and Contend for their Right 

21y at the Requist of upwards of thirty Signers to See 
if the town will Clear Tho s Reid and David Taylor from pay- 
ing town and provance Taxes for the year one thousand Seven 
houndred and fifty Nine and to acte thereon 

31y To See if the town will approve or Not approve of 
the Select Mens Conduct in puting Said Reid and Ta}dor 
in Goal for S d taxes and to acte theiron 

and this Sail be your warant Given under our hands the 
Day and year above 

Sam 11 Barr 
Sam 11 Dickey 
Tho s Moreson 
John Crombie 

Select Men 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry Feb ry y e 22 d 1760 
In obedence to the forgoing warant I have posted it ac- 
cording to Costom 

P r Isaac Cochran town Counstable 
Note the other warant for S d meeting was Rade and Com- 
pared and found word for word So Not Needfull to be pute 
upon Record 

attest P r Mo s Barnett town Clerk 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond^ Feb ' y e 22 d 1760 

In obidance to the within Warant the freeholders and In- 
habitance of S d town Mate on S d Day and after Reeding the 
warants for S d meeting thy made Choys of Insin James M fc 
Gregor to moderat S d meeting then after Reeding and Con- 
sidering the first artickell of S d warants it was voted to pass 
it untill the Second and third Artickell be voted upon 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 355 

the Second artickell of the forgoing warant being Bade 
and Considered it is voted by S d freeholders and Inhabitance 
to aquite the afor sd Eeid and taylor of their town and Pro- 
vance taxes for the year one thousand Seven houndred and 
fifty Nine Voted one the third artickell of the forgoing 
warant by S d freeholders and Inhabitance that thy Disaprove 
of the Select Mens Conducke in puting S d Eeid and taylor 
in Goll voted on the first Artickell of the forgoing warant 
by S d free holders and Inhabitance to Chuse aCom tee of five 
men to Inspect and See what Charges hes arisen Either on 
S d Eeed and taylors parte or the Select mens part by puting 
S d Eeed and taylor in Goll the Com tee is as followeth Sam 11 
Allosen Jun r James M* Gregor John M* Keen John Humphra 
and Mo s Barnett and if S d Com tee or the Majer parte of them 
thinks that the Charges is Eesonable then the town is to pay 
S d Charges 

voted Also by S d town that if the Select men proside any 
forther in that Case Eelating to them and the afor sd Eeid 
and taylor that the town will not pay the Charge but S d Select 
men must pay it out of their own Estat 

Coll n Sam 11 Barr John Crombie and Sam 11 Dickey Enters 
their Desent against that vote whereas the town Disaproves 
of the Selectmens Conducte the afor^ Barr and Dickey En- 
ters their Desent against the last vote past in the afor sd meet- 
ing 

Will m Blair Enters his Desent against the Second artickell 
voted in the afor sd meeting upon the accounte of the Coun- 
sequances that May arise in Quiting men of their Eeats 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry Feb 1 * y e 7 th 1760 

To M r Isaac Cochran Constable for the Easterly Side of 
Baverbrook 

You are hereby Eequiered to warn all the freeholders and 
Inhabitance in your Eespective bounds to meete at their 
first Meetinghouse upon wadensday the fifth Day of March 
Next at ten of the Clock before Noon then and their 



356 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

first to Chuse all their town and old parish oficers for the 
Corant year 

21y To here the Pitition that the Select Men for the year 
past Prosecuted agreeable to their vote in Regarde of taverns 
and Retalers and the order of the Jenerall Court thereon 

31y at the Requist of anomber of Subcribers to see what 
Mathode the town will take to have abridg made aCross Baver 
brook on the Recorded Rode Nigh Banj 11111 willsons Mill 

4ly at the Requist of anoumber of Subcribers to see 
what the town will Do in Regarde of aRode that thy Disier 
from the house of David Cochrans heirs to Com out near 
Hugh Mountgoumbreys 

51y to here the towns accounts Rade and approven or 
Not approve of them 

and this Shall be your warant Given under our hands 
the Day and year above 

Sam 11 Barr 
Sam 11 Dicky 
Tho 3 Moreson 
John Cromey Jun r 

Select Men 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond^ March y e 5 th 1760 
In obedence to the within warant I have posted it accord- 
ing to Costom 

P r me Isaac Cochran town Constable 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry March y e 5 th 1760 

In obedence to the forgoing warants the free holders and 
Inhabitance of S d town Mate on S d Day thy being legelly 
Call d and after Reeding and Considiring the forgoing war- 
ants thy Chuse for moderater for S d meeting Coll n Andrei 
Todd then after Considiring Said warants thy proposed to 
Chuse their town and old parish oficers by vote for the Insu- 
ing year as folloWeth 

Chosen for town Clerk Mo 3 Barnett 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 357 

Voted for five Select men for the Insuing year and their 
Names is as followeth John M 11 Keen will m Renken Ja s 
Ramsey Rob 1 Moore Coll n Andrew Todd 

Chosen for Constables Will m Rogers in the peek Joseph 
Hogg 

Colacters for the old parish Colecters Will m Beetey John 
Paton 

Chosen taything men Joseph Scobey Ja s Aiers Ja s Coch- 
ran Jun r Ja s Cochran in Cannade 

Surveyrs for the Easterly Side of Baverbrook and westerly 
Side Sam 11 Alleson Jun r Sam 11 Huston John Cromey Jun r 
Lif 1 Rob* Wallace Sam 11 Dickey Sam 11 Allies Rob 1 Alex dr 
Will m Smith Rob 1 M 1 Clure Abr m Moreson ColP Andrew Todd 
Tho s Hilands John Dunken Will™ Cochran Insin Senter 
Sam 11 Clark Mathew Olark Mathew Taylor John Hopken 
Gorge Reide David Mungombrey James Stell Rob 1 Ferservice 
Rob 1 Archabald James Tagart Jonathan Adams 

Lather SealeTs James Cromey David Clendinin 

Hogg Rives James Miller will m Dickey John Hogg Will™ 
Allet Will m Dunken Jun r 

fence vewers and praisers David Stell John Cromey Jun r 

Counters with the Select Men and Counstables James M 1 
Keen Sam 11 Alleson Jun r Mo s Barnett 

Invice Men the west Side is to have 15 pounds and the 
East 12 old tener John M 1 Keen John Cromey Jun r 

Chosen for Sealer of weights and Mishers John Mitchell 
Jun r 

Vote on the Second atickell by S d freeholders and Inhab- 
itance as followeth by the Majority to Prosecute their Piti- 
tion agreeable to the prayers 

This meeting is ajorned untill wadensday the twinty Sixth 
Day of aprill Next at ten of the Clock before Noon 

Lond ry Aprill the 26 d 1760 
Then the freeholders and Inhabitance of S d town Mate 
on S d Day according to S d ajornment and after Considering 
the forth artickell of the warant for S d meeting they voted 
to pass it in the Negitive 



358 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

The towns accounts was Bade and approven of Excepting 
the Select mens having one pound ten Shillings appeace for 
apploting the Reats and allowing two pounds to will m Dunken 
padler for the wants of aformer year as the order Said 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry Aprill y e 5 th 1760 

By order of Court to me Directed You are hereby Re- 
quiered to warn all the freeholders and Inhabitance in your 
Respective bounds Duly Quallify d as the acte of Law Directs 
to meete at their first Meetinghouse upon wedensday the 23 d 
Day of this Instant at four of the Clock after Noon in order 
to Chuse one Good and lawfull man to Sarve as aGrand Juror 
at his Maj tls Superer Court of Judicature to be held at ports- 
mouth in and for S d provance on the third tusday in May 
Next and this Shall be your warant Given under my hand 
the Day and year above 

P r Mo s Barnett town Clk 

to M r will m Roger town Constable 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Aprill y e 5 th 1760 
In obedence to the forgoing warante I have posted it acord- 
ing to former Costom 

P r Will m Rodger town Constable 
Note the other warant for S d meeting was Compar d and 
found word for word and Not needfull to be put upon Record 
attest P r Mo s Barnett town Clerk 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry Aprill y e 5 th 1760 

according to the appointment of the forgoing warant the 
freeholders and Inhabitance of S d town attended and Chuse 
M r Rob 1 Clark to moderat S d meeting then by the Majority 
of the Electers present thy Made Choys of Lif Will m Dunken 
to Sarve as Grand Juror at the afor sd Court and he was 
Notify d accordingly 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 359 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry Aprill y e 5 th 1760 

By order of Court to Me Directed you are herby Eequiered 
to warn all the freeholders and Inhabitance in your Eespective 
bounds Duly Quallify d as the law Directs to Meet at their 
first Meetinghouse upon wadensday the 23 d Day of this Instant 
at four of the Clock after Noon in order to Dravft one Man as 
the law Directs Quallify d to Serve as. a Petit Juror at his 
Maj tis Superer Court of Judicatour to be held at portsmouth 
in and for S d provance on the third tusday of may Next 

and this Shall be your warant Given under my hand the 
Day and year above 

P r Mo s Barnett town Clk 

To M r Will m Eoger town Constable 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry Aprill y e 5 th 1760 
In obedence to the forgoing warant I have posted it ac- 
cording to former Costom 

P r me will m Roger Constable 
Note the other warant for S d meeting was Compared and 
found word for word and Not Needfull to be put upon Rec- 
ord 

attest P r Mo s Barnett town Clerk 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry Aprill y e 5 1760 

According to the appointment of the forgoing warant the 
freeholders and Inhabitance of S d town atended and Chuse 
M r Rob 1 Clark to modrat S d Meeting and the town Clak 
Shuck the Box and unlocked it and Drue out James Nesmith 
Ju r to Sarve as Petit Jurer at the afor sd Court 

Provance of Newhampsher 

Lond ry May y e 13 th 1760 

By order of Court to me Directed You are Requiered in his 
Maj tis Name to warn all the freehorlders and Inhabitance in 
Your Respective bounds Duly Quallify d as the law Directs 
to Meet at their first meetinghouse upon tusday the 27 th Day 



360 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

of this Instant at four of the Clock after Noon in order to 
Dravft two Good and lawfull men of S d town to Serve on the 
petit Jurey at the Next Inferer Court of Common plls to 
be holden at Portsmouth on the first tusday of June Next 
and Court of Jannerell Seshons of the peace to be holden 
at Portsmouth on the Second tusday of the Same Month 
and this Shall be your warant Given under My hand the 
Day and year above 

P r Mo s Barnett town Clk 
To M r Joseph Hogg town Constable 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond^ May y e 27 th 1760 
In obedence to the forgoing w T arant I have posted it ac- 
cording to former Costom 

P r me Joseph Hogg town Constable 
Note the other warant for S d meeting w r as Bade and Exemn d 
and found word for word So Not Needfull to be put upon 
Eecord 

attest P r Mo 8 Barnett town Clerk 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry May y e 27 th 1760 

according to the appointment of the forgoing warant the 
freeholders and Inhabitance of S d town Mate and Chuse for 
Moderater for S d meeting John Cromey Jun r and as the law 
Directs the town Clerk unlocked the Box and Dray d oute the 
Names of Rob 1 Alex dr and Arther Archibald to Serve at his 
Maj tis Court of Common plls and Court of Jenerall Seshons 
of the peace as petit Jurers as above 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry June y e 15 th 1760 

You are hereby Requiered In his Maj tis Name to warn all 
the freeholders and Inhabitance belonging to your Respective 
Bounds to meete at the old Meetinghouse upon tusday the 
first Day of July Next at two of the clock in the after Noon 
then and their 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 361 

first to See what Money the town will allow to be Sased 
to Defray the Debts of S d town for S d year 

21y To See what the town will Do in Regard of the Grav- 
yard and pound both wanting to be Repaired 

Sly at the Disier of upwards of thirty Subcribers to See 

wither the town will vote to purtches Roade betwixt the late 

David Chochrans and Hugh Ramseys at any Rate and open it 

41y To See what the town will Do in Regard of Dividing 

the highways according to alaw Latly Made 

and this Shall be your warant Given under our hands the 
Day and year above Mentioned 

Andrew Todd 
John M c Keen 
'Rob 1 Moore 
Will m Renken 
Ja s Ramsey 

Select Men 
To M r Joseph Hogge town Constable 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond 17 July y e l d 1760 
I have posted this warant according to former Costom 

P r me Joseph Hogg town Constable 
Note the other warant for S d meeting was Rade and Com- 
par d and found word for word So Not Needfull to be pute 
upon Record 

attest P Mo s Barnett town Clerk 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry July y e l d 1760 

The freeholders and Inhabitance of S d town Mate on S d 
Day according to the apointment of the warant for S d meeing 
and after Reeding S d warant thy made Choys of Coll n Sam 11 
Barr to Moderate S d meeting 

the first artickell of the forgoing warant being Rade and 
Considered it is voted by S' d Inhabitance to pass S d artickell 
untill the Rest of the artickells of S d warant be voted upon 

voted on the Second artickell of the forgoing war* to Repere 



362 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

the pounde at forty fute Squire and the Select men is Chosen 
to buld the pounde and Repare the Grave yarde Gate at the 
old meetinghouse 

Voted that Sam 11 Alleson Jun r and Lif John wiar is 
Chosen as aCom tee to take Care of S d Grave yard when it is 
Repared 

The third artickell of the forgoing warante being Rade 
and Considered is voted by S d Inhabitance that thy will 
Rase no money to pay for land to Make ahighway in that 
place 

Voted on the forth artickell to leve it with the Select men 
to Regelat any Difirance that arises betwixt Sirviers of high- 
ways where there is any Dispute 

Voted on the first artickell of S d warant by S d town to 
Raise Seven houndred pounds old tener to Defray the town 
Debts for this present year 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond^ August the 18 th 1760 
By order of Court to me Directed you are hereby Requiered 
to warn all the freeholders and Inhabitance in your Respec- 
tive bounds Duly Quallify d as the late acte of law Directs to 
Meet at their first meetinghouse upon tusday the Second 
Day of Sep tr Next at three of the Clock after Noon to Chuse 
one Good and Lawfull Man to Serve as Grand Juror at the 
Next Court of Generall Seshons of the peace to be holden at 
Portsmouth on the Second tusday of Sep tr afors d and this 
Shall be your warant Given under My hand the Day and 
year above 

P r Mo s Barnett town Clerk 
To M r Joseph Hogg town Constable 

Lond^ Sep tr y e 2 d 1760 
In obedence to the forgoing warant I have posted it ac- 
cording to former Costom 

P r Me Joseph Hogg town Constable 
Note the other warant for S d meeting was Rade and Com- 
pared and found word for word So Not Needfull to be put 
upon Record 

attest Mo 3 Barnett Ck 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 363 

the freeholders and Inhabitancy Mate on S d Day and after 
Eeeding the warants for S d meeting thy Chuse Tho s Cristy 
for their Moderater 

then after Eeeding and Considering S d warants thy made 
Choys of David Mungoumbrey to Serve as Grand Juror at 
the afor sd Seshons and he hes been Notify d accordingly 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry Sep tr y e 15 th 1760 

By order of Courte to me Directed Yon are hereby Re- 
qniered to warn all the freeholders and Inhabitance in your 
Respective bounds Duly Quallify d by law to meet at their 
first meetinghouse upon Monday the 29 th Day of this Instant 
at two of the Clock after Noon in order to Chuse one Good 
and lawfull Man of S d town to Sarve as Grand Juror at his 
Maj tis Supereour Court of Judicature to be held at ports- 
mouth in and for S d provance on the Second tusday in Nou br 
Next and this Shall be your warant Given under My hand 
the Day and year above 

P r Mo s Barnett town Clk 

To M r Will m Rogers town Constable 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry Sep tr y e 29 th 1760 
In obedance to the within warant I have posted it accord- 
ing to former Costom 

P r Will m Roger town Constable 
Note the other warant for S d meeting was Rade and Com- 
pared and found word for word So Not Needfull to be pute 
upon Record 

attest P r Mo s Barnett town Clerk 
the freeholders and Inhabitance of S d town Mate on S d Day 
and after Reeding the warants for S d meeting thy made Choys 
of M r Tho s Campbell to moderat S d meeting then after Reed- 
ing S d warants thy made Choys of John Hilands to Serve as 
Grand Juror at the afor sd Court 



364 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry Sep tr y e 15 th 1760 

By order of Court to me Directed You are hereby Requiered 
to warn all the freeholders and Inhabitance in your Respective 
bounds Duly Quallify d by law to meet at their first Meeting- 
house upon Monday the 29 th Day of this Instant at three of 
the Clock after Noon in order to appoint one person Duly 
Quallify d to Serve as petit Juror at his Maj tis Superer Court 
of Judicature to be held at portsmouth in and for S d provance 
on the Second tusday in Nou br next 

and this Shall be your warnt Given under my hand the 
Day and year above 

P r Mo 3 Barnett town Clk 

To M r Will m Roger town Constable 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry Sep tr y e 19 th 1760 

In obedence to the forgoing warnts I have posted them 
according to former Custom 

P r Me will m Rogers town Constable 

Note the other warant for S d meeting was Rade and Corn- 
par 3 and found word for word So Not Needfull to be put 
upon Record 

attest P r Mo 3 Barnett town Clerk 

The freeholders and Inhabitance of S d town Mate on S d 
Day according to the appointment of the forgoing warants 
thy being legelly Call d and after Reeding the warants for S d 
meeting thy Made Choys of Lif fc John wiar for to moderat 
S d meeting then after Reeding S d warant for S d meeting 
the Clerk Shakt and unlocked the Box that had the petit 
Jurors for the Superer Court and Dravfted out Cap* John 
Ramsey to Serve at the afor sd Court 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry Feber 5 ' the 17 th 1761 

You are hereby Requiered in his Maj tis Name to warn all 
the freeholders and Inhabitance belonging to your Respective 
bounds to meete at the old meetinghouse upon thorsday the 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 365 

fifth Day of march Next at ten of the Clock in the fornoon 
then and their 

first to Chuse all the town and old parish oncers for the 
present year 

21y to See what price the town will allow the people for 
the land p r acre that is tacken of them for highways 

Sly To See if the town will vote to open ahighway from 
the late late David Cochrans to Hugh Ramseys a Number of 
Inhabitance Desiering the Same and Says that thy will make 
applecation to the Sessions for it if not Done 

4ly To See what the town will allow the Constables P r 
houndred for Collecting their town and provance Rates for 
the year past also for paying their provance Eates to the 
treassure 

51y at the Desiere of upwards of ten Subcribers to have 
aRoad from John Andersons Stone house formerly Stright 
to the old meetinghouse in Londonderry 

6 ly to See if the town will alter the Rode that Goes aCross 
John Pattons lote to the line betwixt him and Cap fc John 
Gregg or as Near as Good Ground will allow S d patton Ingag- 
ing to make the New Roade as Good as the Road Now is at 
his own Cost 

7 ly to heare the towns accoumpts Read and approven or 
Not approve of them 

and this Shall be your warant Given under our hands 
the Day and year above 

Andrew Todd 
John M c Keen 
James Ramsey 
Rob 11 Moore 
Will m Renken 

Selectmen 
To M r Will m Rogers town Constable 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond^ March y e 5 th 1761 
I have posted the forgoing warant according to former 
Costom by me 

Will m Rogers town Constable 



366 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

the other warant being word for word it is Not Needfull to 
be pute upon Eecord 

F Mo s Barnett Clk 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry March y e 5 th 1761 

In Obedence to the forgoing warants the freeholders and 
Inhabitance of S d town mate on S d Day according to the ap- 
pointment of the forgoing warants and after Reeding Said 
warants for S d meeting thy Chuse Coll n Andrew Todd to 
Moderate S d Meeting 

then after Reeding and Considering the forgoing warants 
thy made Choys of their town and old parish officers as fol- 
io we th 

Chosen for town Clerk Mo 8 Barnett 

Chosen for town Clerk protemporay Lif* John wiar 

five Select Men Chosen for the Insuing year and thy are 
Coll n And w Todd John M* Keen James Ramsey Will m Ren- 
ken Rob 1 Moore 

Chosen for Constables Sam 11 Care Hugh young David pink- 
ertown John Cromey Jun r Rob fc Anderson S d young pay 4 
his fine S d pinkertown pay d his fine S d Cromey pa) 74 his 
fine S d Anderson pay d his fine and Non of the above men 
that pay d their fins wold Serve 

Then thy Chuse for Constable for the westerly Side of 
Baver Brook Ruben Senter Moses Senter and Moses Senter 
appered and offered to Serve Constable in his Brothers place 
for S d Ruben but not for Mo s for the Insuing year and he was 
Excepted accordingly 

Chosen for Colecters for the old parish James Alex^ Peeter 
Peterson 

Chosen for taything men for the Insuing year Andrew 
Clendinin Ja s Nickells Danill M* Nell Will m Wallace John 
Highlands 

Surviers for the Easterly Sid of Baver Brook Lif 1 John 
wiar Cap* John Gregg Rob 1 Moore South Joseph Moreson 
Rob 1 M l Murphy Will m Taylor Tho s Cristy David Doge David 
Craige 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 367 

Surviers for the westerly Side of Baver Brook Rob 1 Logan 
Will m Aires Gorge Clark John Hollms Alex dr m 1 Coloster 
Rob 1 willson Jun r Francis Graims John Aiken Hugh Moore 
Sam 11 Miller James Juings will m Dunken Jun r John Barnett 
John Hunter James Doake Ja s paterson Tho s Nesmeth 

Chosen for Lather Sealers for the Insuing year James 
Cromey Rob 1 M 1 Nell 

Chose for Hogg Rives for the Insuing year John M t Kert- 
ney Alex 31 Nickolls Rob 1 Coningham Hugh Thompson Eleis 
Sargant John wadell 

Chosen for fence vewers and praisers for the Insuing year 
Rob 1 Clark John M 1 Keen 

Chosen for Counters with the Select Men and Constables 
for the Insuing year John Cromey Jun r Coll n Sam 11 Barr Mo s 
Barnett 

Chosen for Invoice Men for the Insuing year the wages 
as usuell John M 1 Keen John Cromey Jun r 

Chosen for Deer Keepers for the Insuing year Ins n Ja s M 1 
Greger Jonathan Adams Ja s Nesmith Jun r will m Renken 

Chosen for Sealer of weights and Mishurs for the Insuing 
year John Mitchell Jun r 

Voted by S d freeholders and Inhabitance upon the Second 
artickell as followeth to Give fifteen pounds old tener for the 
best of land that must be pay d per acre for highway land in 
S d town and the best of Situation and So to fall according to 
the badness of the land and Sittiuation 

this meeting is ajorned untill the first wadensday of aprill 
Next at twelve of the Clock 

Lond^ April y e l d 1761 

The free holders and Inhabitance of S d town mate accord- 
to the afor sd ajorinment and after Reeeding the warants for 
the afor^ meeting Rob 1 Anderson pay d his fine for being 
Chosen Constable and then they made Choys of Ruben Senter 
to Serve Constable for the westerly Side of Baver Brook for 
the Insuing year 

Voted on the third artickell of the forgoing warant as 
followeth to allow the peeke people and those that Joyns 



368 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

with them that wants the Rode through from the heirs of 
David Cochrans house to Hugh Ramsey s two houndred and 
thirty pounds old tener when they open Said Rode and Re- 
pers the Same in Good order and those that wants S d Rode 
is to Recive the afor sd Money in order to pay for the land of 
S d Rode When they Give in Good Security to our Select 
men to Keepe S d Rode in Good Repare for Ever here after 
besides their proportion of the Roads that thy have to work 
in other parts 

Voted on the forth artick of the forgoing warant to 
allow the Constabels no more for Listing the Reates then 
what was formerly voted 

Voted on the fifth artickell of the warant Not to upon 
nor pay for S d Roade 

Voted on the Sixth artickell of the forgoing warant as fol- 
loweth that when John Paton Makes the Roade on his line 
as Good and as Nigh as the old Roade to our Selectmens Ex- 
ceptence and S d paton will Ingage to Keepe the town Indam- 
nify d from any Charge that may arise by any person that 
Stands against the Change of S d Roade if Changed 

Cap 1 John Gregg Enters his Desent against the sixth 
artickell of S d warant 

this meeting is ajorned untill friday the tenth day of this 
Instant at one of the Clocke after noon 

Lond^ Aprill y e 10 th 1761 
then mate according to S d ajornment and after Reeding 
the forgoing warants thy voted to Recive Moses Senter to 
Serve Constable for the Insuing year for his Brother Ruben 
Senter 

[Editor's Note. The balance of the Records for 1761 con- 
sists of the warrants and minutes of the meetings for the 
selection of jurymen, which resulted in the choice of Lieut. 
Robert Wallace, James Wilson (Curly so-called), and Samuel 
Thompson, grand jurors; Robert Adams, George Clark, and 
James Adams, Jr., petit jurors.] 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 369 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry Jan ry y e 4 th 1762 
To Sam 11 Karr Constabl for the Easterly Sid of Baver Brook 
in S d town 

In porsuanee of his Maj tis write to us Directed from Tho 3 
Parker Esq r Shirif of the provance of Newhampshir you are 
hereby in his Maj tis Name Eequiered to warn all the free- 
holders Quallify d by law to Elect Representees to meet at the 
old Meetinghouse upon Monday the Eighteenth Day of this 
Instant at twelve of the Clock on S d Day then and their to 
Elect one parson Quallify d by law to Represent S d town in 
Generall assembley and Make a Due Retorn at time & place 
and this Shall be your warant Given under our hands the 
Day and year above 

Andrew Todd 
James Ramsey 
Rob 1 Moore 
will m Renken 
John M t Keen 

Select Men 
To M r Samuell Kare town Constable 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond 17 Jan ry y e 18 th 1762 
In obedance to the within presepte I posted the Same ac- 
cording to Costom 

P Samuell Kare Constable 
Note the other warants for S d meeting was Rade and 
Exemen d and found word for word So not needfull to be put 
upon Record 

attest P r Moses Barnett town Clerk 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry Jan 17 y e 18 th 1762 

in Obedance to the forgoing warants thy being legally 
Call d the freeholders of S d Lond 17 and Windham mate on S d 
Day and Chuse for moderater to S d meeting Coll n Andrew 
Todd then after Reeding all the warants for S d meeting the 



370 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

moderater Give them the vote to Know if thy wold Chuse 
their Representitive by ahand vote or awriten vote and it 
Carried by awriten vote and by the moderaters orders the 
Clerk Rec d the vots and there was of S d vots for Coll n Sam 11 
Barr Seventy Six and for Insin James M* Greger Eighty 
Seven and for Rob* Clark thirty Six 

and then there arose aDispute in the Meeting that it was 

not afaire vote and after Some time the provance the 

moderater told them that he would Give them the vote over 
again and Disiered to Name by vote if thy wold be pold of 
on awriten vote and if Carred for awriten vote then the Clark 
Rec d the vots as befor and there was of vots for Coll n Barr 
Seventy two and for Insn James M fc Greger Six and for M r 
Rob* Clark two and after the afor^ vots was Counted the 
Moderater Declared Coll n Sam 11 Barr to be Chosen for As- 
sembley Man to Represent Lond 17 and windham in Jenr 1 as- 
sembley for S d provance 

then Dismis d the meeting 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry Feb 17 y e 16 th 1762 
To Moses Senter Constable in the westerly Side of Baver- 
brook 

I porsuance of his Maj ts write to us Directed from Tho 8 
Parker Esq r Shiref of the provance of Newhampshir afor sd 
You are hereby in his Maj tis Name Requiered to warn all the 
freeholders Quallify* 1 by Law to Elect Representitives to meete 
at the old meetinghouse upon friday the fifth Day of march 
Next at ten of the Clock in the fore Noon on S d Day then 
and their to Elect on parson Quallify d by Law to Represent 
the S d town and windham in Generall assembley 

and this Shall be your Suficent warant Given under our 
hands and Seal the Day and year above 

And w Todd 
John M 1 Keen 
Rob 1 Moore 
william Renken 
James Ramsey 

Select Men 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 371 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry march y e 5 th 1762 
In obedance to the forgoing presept I have posted it ac- 
cording to former Costom 

P r Mo s Senter town Constable 
Note the other warants for S d Meeting was Rade and Com- 
pared and found word for word So Not Needfull to be pute 
upon Record 

attest P r Mo s Barnett town Clerk 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry March y e 5 th 1762 

In Obedance to the forgoing warants thy being legelly 
Call d the freeholders of S d Lond ry and windham Quallify d 
mate on S d Day and after Reeding the forgoing warants by 
the Majority of votters thy Chuse Coll n Andrew Todd to 
moderat S d meeting 

then after the Moderater had Cased the forgoing warants 
to be Rade he Disiered the Electers to bring in their vots for 
afite parson to Represent them in Generall assembley and 
there was of Vots for M r Rob 1 Clark 132 and for Coll n Sam 11 
Barr 138 and the moderater Declared Coll Barr Chosen their 
Representitve and Dismised the meeting 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry Feb ry y e 16 th 1762 

To Moses Senter Constable in the westerly Side of Baver 
Brook 

Yfou are hereby Requiered to warn all the free Holders 
and Inhabitance belonging to your Respective Bounds to meet 
at the old meetinghouse upon friday the fifth Day of March 
Next at twelve of the Clock on S d Day then and their, 

first to Chuse all your town and old parish oficers for the 
Insuing year 

21y at the Disier of upwards of ten Subcribers to See 
what the town will allow Joseph boyes for Defending y e Cause 
with James Morrow or what thy will allow him for his land 



372 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

3ly to hear the towns accounts Read and approven or Not 
approve of them 

and this Shall be your warant Given under our hands the 
Day and year above 

And w Todd . 
John M* Keen 
Rob 1 moore 
Will m Renken 
James Ramsey 

Select men 
Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry March y e 5 th 1762 
In Obedince to the within presept I have posted it accord- 
ing to the former Costom 

P r Mo s Senter town Constable 
Note the other warant for S d meeting was Rade and Com- 
par d and found word for word So not needfull to be put upon 
Record 

attest P r Mo s Barnett town Clk 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry March y e 5 th 1762 

In Obedeance to the forgoing warants thy being legelly 
Call d the freeholders and Inhabitance of S d town mate on 
S d Day according to appointment and after Reeding the war- 
ants for S d meeting thy made Choys of Coll n Andrew Todd 
to moderat S d meeting then after the moderater had Caused 
the warants again to be Rade thy Chuse their town and old 
parish oficers as followeth for the Insuing year 

Chosen for town Clerk Mo s Barnett 

Chosen for Clerk protemprey Lif John Wiar 

voted for five Selectmen and their Names is as followeth 
Andrew Todd John M* Keen Rob* moore James Ramsey 
will m Renken Select men 

Chosen for Constabls for the present year as followeth 
John Gillmor and S d Gillmor pay d his fine 

then thy made Choys of Will m Dickey and S d Dickey 
pay d his fine 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 373 

then thy made Choys of Rob 1 Barnett and S d Barnett 
pay d his fine 

then thy made Choys of Nath 11 Hollms and S d Hollms 
Served 

then thy made Choys of James Hopkens to Serve for the 
Esterly Side of Baver Brook and S d James agreed with his 
Brother John Hopkins to Serve Constable for the present 
year year for the S d James but Not for the S d John and 
was voted in by the town accordingly and excepted 

This meeting is ajorned "imtill the forth tusday of this 
Instant at ten of the Clock before Noon 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Lond ry March y e 23 d 1762 

Then mate according to the afor^ ajornment of S d town and 
prosided as followeth 

Chosen for Colecters for the old parish for the Insuing year 
Rob* Alex dr Jun r David Stell 

Chosen for taything men for- the Insuing year James M 1 
Keen will m Ower Rob 1 M 1 Nell John Aiken Adam Dickey 
James paterson 

Chosen for Surveyers for high ways on the Easterly Side 
of Baverbrook Sam 11 Alleson Cap 1 John Gregg Sam 11 Moreson 
Hob* Moore John Durham Will m blair Elias Sargant Rob* 
Archibald Sam 11 Karr Sam H Clark 

Hugh mungoumbrey Chosen Surveyr in will m Blairs Roome 

Surviers on the westerly Side for the present year James 
Camp u Jun r James Ramsey John Wallace Jun r Tho s Wallace 
Sam 11 Dickey James willson Black D n Sam 11 Anderson Tho s 
M 1 Clery Sam 11 Boyes Sam 11 Miller John Bell Joseph Boyes 
James Cochran John Brown Will m Cochran Joseph willson 
Stephen Spalding 

Lather Sealers Chosen James Cromey Rob 1 M 1 Nell 

Hogg Reves Chosen Tho s Campbell Arther boyd Will m 
Alex** Tho s M 1 Glaughlen Jacob Hancok Rob 1 Paterson 

Fence Vewrs and prisers Chosen Rob 1 Clark John M 1 Keen 

Counters with the Select men and Counstables Chosen 
James M 1 Keen Sam 11 Alleson Rob 1 Clark 



374 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Invoice men John M* Keen John Cromey Ju r M 1 Keen 
is to have 15 — — old tener and Cromey 18 — — 

Deer Keepers for the present year James Nesmith Jun r 
Insn M* Greger Jonathan Adams Will m Dunken Jun r 

For the tacking Care of weights and mishurs John Mitch- 
ell Jun r 

Voted on the Second artickell of the forgoing warant Not 
to pay any thing to Joseph Boyes for his Charges in Going 
to law with James Morrow 

this meeting is ajorned untill the forth tusday of May Next 
at two of the Clock after Noon 

Lond^ May y e 25 th 1762 

then mate according to the afor sd ajornment and after Con- 
sidering the towns accounts was not fited to be Bade the 
moderater Dismised the meeting 

Provance of Newhampshir 

Londonderry July y e 29 th 1762 
You are hereby Eequiered to warn the freeholders and 
Inhabitance belonging to your Eespect'ive bounds to meet at 
their old meetinghouse upon frayday the thirteenth Day of 
august Next at one of the Clock after Noon then and their 

first to See what Money the town will vote to be Eaised to 
Defray the Charges of Sd town the present year 

21y to here the towns accounpts Eade and approven or 
Not approve of them 

and this Shall be your warant Given under our hands the 
Day and year above 

And w Todd 
John M c Keen 
Eob 1 Moore 
will m Eenken 
Ja 8 Eamsey 

Select Men 
To M r John Hopkins Jun r town Constable 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 375 

Provanee of Newhampshir 

Lond ry August y e 13 th 1762 

I have posted the within warant according to former Cos- 
torn 

P* John Hopkins Jun r Constable 

Provanee of Newhampshir 

Lond 17 august y e 13 th 1762 

The freeholders and Inhabitance of S d town Mate accord- 
ing to the appointment of the forgoing warant the other 
warant for the S d meeting was Eade and Compar d and found 
word for word So Not Needfull to be put upon Kecord 

attest P r Mo 3 Barnett town Clk 

then the afor sd Inhabitance maid Choys of Lif* Bob 1 Wallace 
to moderat S d meeting then after Reeding and Considering 
the aforsd warants thy voted to Rise Eight houndred pounds 
old tener to Defray the town Debts for this Corant year 

21y the towns accounts was Raide and approven of (viz) 
Sam 11 Karrs Mo a Senters and James Eamseys Clerk to the 
Select Men 

[Editor's Note. The} balance of the Records for 1762 
consists of the warrants and minutes of the meetings for the 
selection of jurymen, which resulted in the choice of Dea. 
Samuel Anderson, Samuel Fisher, and Robert McCurdy, 
grand jurors; Capt. John Gregg and James Anderson of 
Mouse Hill, petit jurors.] 



APPENDIX. 



Petition of the Inhabitants of Londonderry for a Charter, 
21 Sept, 1719. 

The Humble petition of the People late of Ireland now set- 
tled at Nutfield to his Excellency the Governor and General 
Court assembled at Portsmouth Sep* 23 d 1719. 

Humbly Sheweth, That your Petitioners having made ap- 
plication to the General Court met at Boston in October last 
and having obtained a grant for a Township in any part of 
their unappropriated lands took incouragement thereupon to 
settle at Nutfield about the Eleventh of Aprile last which is 
situated by Estimation about fourteen miles from Haverel 
meeting House to the North West and fifteen miles from 
Dracut meeting House on the Eiver merimack north and by 
East. That your petitioners since their settlement have 
found that the said Nutfield is claimed by three or four dif- 
ferent parties by virtue of Indian Deeds, yet none of them 
Offered any disturbance to your petitioners except one party 
from Newbury and Salem. Their Deed from one John In- 
dian bears date March the 13 th Anno Dom: 1701 and imports 
that they had made a purchase of the said land for five pounds, 
by virtue of this deed they claim ten miles square Westward 
from Haverel line and one Caleb Moody of Newbury in 
their name discharged our People from clearing or any wais 
improving the said land unless we agreed that twenty or five 
and twenty families at most should dwell there and that 
all the rest of the land should be reserved for them. 

That your petitioners by reading the Grant of the Crown 
of Great Britain to the Province of the Massachusetts bay, 
which determineth their northern line three miles from the 

877 



378 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Kiver merrimack from any and every part of the River and 
by advise from such as were more capable to judge of this 
Affair, are Satisfied that the said Nuffield is within his 
Majesties Province of New Hampshire which we are further 
Confirmed in, because the General Court met at Boston in 
May last, upon our renewed application did not think fit any 
way to intermeddle with the said land. 

That your petitioners therefore imbrace this opportunity 
of addressing this honourable Court, praying that their Town- 
ship may consist of ten miles square or in a figure Equiva- 
lent to it, they being already in number about seventy Fami- 
lies & Inhabitants and more of their friends arrived from Ire- 
land to settle with them, and many of the people of New Eng- 
land settling with them, and that they being so numerous 
may be Erected into a Township with its usual Priviledges 
and have a power of making Town Officers and Laws, that 
being a frontier place they may the better subsist by Govern- 
ment amongst them, and may be more strong and full of 
Inhabitants: 

That your Petitioners being descended from and profess- 
ing the Faith and Principles of the Establist Church of North 
Britain and Loyal Subjects of the British Crown in the family 
of his Majesty King George and incouraged by the happy ad- 
ministration of his Majesties Chief Governour in these prov- 
inces and the favourable inclinations of the good people of 
New England to their Brethren adventuring to come over and 
plant in this vast Wilderness, humbly Expect a favorable an- 
swer from this honourable Court and your Petitioners as in 
duty bound shall ever pray & c , Subscribed at Nuffield in the 
name of our people Sep 1 y e 21 st 1719. 

By 

James Gregg 

Robert Wear. 



APPENDIX. 379 

CONCERNING THE CLAIM TO' NUTPIHLD. 

A Petition of Joseph Pike, in behalf of himself and others, 
that Purchased a Tract of Land of John an Indian, Heir of 
Penicook, in the year 1701. which Tract is Ten Miles 
Square, Lying to the Westward of Haverhill. Presented to 
the House, and Eead 

Shewing That sundry Irish People have Settled thereon 
and call it Nuffield. 

Praying, That the said Purchasers may have the said Tract 
Confirmed to them, or so much as falls within this Govern- 
ment. 

Ordered, That Mr. Cooke, Capt. Gardner, and Col. Dudley, 
be a Committee to consider of the said Petition, and of the 
affair of Nuffield, and make a Eeport to the House what they 
think proper to be done. 

[Mass. House Journal, Nov. 15, 1720.'] 



Mr. Cooke from the Committee appointed, made Report on 
the Petition of Joseph Pike, Committed the 15th Currant, 
which was accepted by the House, And accordingly 

Ordered, That whereas James MacGregor, James MacKeen, 
and James Gregg, on behalf of themselves, and sundry others, 
by their Petition to this Court, at their Sessions in May, 
1719. set forth that the Court in October foregoing, Granted 
them a convenient Tract of Land, of six miles square, and 
appointed a Committee to Lay it out for them in the Eastern 
Parts; and upon further Inquiry the Petitioners found a 
more convenient Tract of Land, about fourteen Miles from 
Haverhill', and that they had begun a Settlement there, and 
had increased to the Number of Fifty Families; and there- 
fore Pray'd, that in case the Land should Lye within this 
Government, they might be formed into a Township, and 
till then, quietly possess and improve the said Lands unap- 
propriated, free and clear from any Disburse. Which Peti- 
tion was rejected. 



380 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

And that some time since they have applied to the Gov- 
ernment of New-Hampshire, and are made by them a Town- 
ship, and have Civil Officers among them, for Governing their 
Affairs; which is a great and open breach upon the Jurisdic- 
tion of this Government, and may tend to deprive them of 
their just Rights, and Proprieties, if not speedily prevented. 

And wliereas Joseph Pike, on behalf of himself, and others 
Inhabitants of this Province have m,ade application, for a 
Grant of those Lands for a Township. 

Wherefore Resolved, That Capt. Gardner, Capt. Kimball, and 
Mr. Sanders, be Desired and Impowered (taking with them 
the Sheriff of the County of Essex; and such a Number of 
Men from Haverhill, or those Parts as may be needful) to 
Repair to the aforesaid Land, and view the several Houses, 
and other Improvements that have been of late made by 
those people thereon; and report the same to this House, & 
at the same time signifie to the said James MacGregor, James 
MacKeen, and James Gregg, That they without delay come 
to the Court, and render the Reasons that induced them to 
proceed so far in their Settlements, without the leave or con- 
sent first had of the General Court. That this Court may 
take such further steps in this Matter, as they shall then 
think fit. 

[Mass. House Journal, Nov. 17, 1720.] 



A Message from the Board, by John Wheelright, Esqr. and 
Mr. Secretary Willard. Viz. 

His Excellency observing a Mistake in the Votes of this 
Honourable House, of November 17. relating to Nutfield, in 
these words, And that some time since they have applied to 
the Government of New-Hampshire, and are made by them a 
Township, has directed us to acquaint you, that upon appli- 
cation made to him, and the Government of New-Hampshire, 
That they might be made a Town ; his Excellency absolutely 
refused ; giving them for reason, that it was doubtful, in 
which Province the Lands they were Settled on would fall. 



APPENDIX. 381 

And Col. Wheelwright acquainted the House, That he was 
present when the Nut-field People, Addrest themselves to the 
Governour and Council at New -Hampshire, to be made a 
Town, and that they were denied. 

[Mass. Home Journal, Dec. 2, 1720.] 



Petition for Bills of Credit, &c. 

To his Excellency the Governour and Honourable Council of 
New Hampshire in General Court assembled at Portsmouth 
Apr. 18 th 1721. 

The humble Petition of the People of Nuffield, 

Humbly sheweth, That your petitioners are sensible of the 
Goodness of God and Care and Protection of his Excellency 
the Governour and Council of New Hampshire in supporting 
and defending their plantation for which they render them 
unfeigned Acknowledgments of duty and respect, 

That your Petitioners are in a Growing condition having al- 
ready Exceeded the number of three hundred and sixty souls 
of which there are one hundred and thirty Effective men capa- 
ble to bear Arms for his Majesty King George, as his Excel- 
lency the Governour and Council may think fit to Employ 
them. 

That altho' your petitioners have Exhausted their money in 
Subduing the wilderness yet they are Carrying on all the parts 
of good Husbandry and building a House for the worship of 
God; 

That your Petitioners want to be incorporated, that the af- 
fairs of their settlement may be managed with greater advan- 
tage. 

May it therefore please your Excellency and your Honours 
to give order that our people which are already so numerous 
may not be too much Confined in respect of room by any 
newer settlement in our Neighbourhood, that Bills of Credit 
May be lent out unto them upon due Security in some term of 
years to be paid again without interest in Hemp and other 



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MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 



product of the land in such a summ as may incourage their 
Husbandry and especially their building of a meeting House, 
and that they may be duly invested with town Priviledges by 
Royal Authority, And your Petitioners as in duty bound shall 
ever Pray &c. 



David Cargill 
Abram Blair 
Rob 1 * Wear 
John Senter 
James Nesmith 
Samuel Moor 
John Moor 
Joseph Symons 
Joseph Crosbee 
Ronald Alexander 
Abel Merrill 
Thomas Bogell 
Rob 1 Doke 
James Nikels 
Alex r Nickels 
Williame Nikels 
John Barnet 
Ja: Archibald 
James Alexander 
Thomas Steel 
Will. Wilson 
Will. Thomson 
Edward Aiken 
Ramin Willson 
John Richey 
John Wallace 
Andrew Todd 
William Humphry 
James Lindsey 
Matthew Clark 
James Clark 



Arch : Clendinen 
Alex Walker 
Samuell Allisone 
Will. Campbell 
Allen Andrews 
John Coghran 
Will Coghran 
Alex r Macneall 
William Cambell 
David Morison 
John Archbald 
James Aiken 
Will. Aiken 
John Bell 
Will : Caldwell 
John Barnet 
William Eayrs 
Ja : M c Gregor 
David Cargill 
James M c keen 
James Gregg 
Robert Willson 
Samuel Graves 
John M c Neall 
John Mitchell 
James Leslie 
Silas Creyes 
John M c Morphy 
James Anderson 
John Blair 
James Blair 



APPENDIX. 38S 

Bob* M c Keen John Shilder 

Jo: Bar Beniamin Kidder 

Gabral ? Bar John Anderson 

Hugh Montgumery Eobert Morisone 

Samuel Morison Stephen Peiree 

Abraham Horns Edward Proctor 

John Blair John GofTe 

James Morison John Goffe, Jr 

John Morison Henery Green 

James Moore John Cromey 

Andrew Spavid ? John M c Conochey ? 



Provincial Oaths. 

I Do sincerely promise and swear that I will be 

faithfull and bear true allegiance to His Majesty King George 
the second. 

I Do swear that I do from my heart abhor detest and 

abjure as impious and heretical that damnable doctrine & posi- 
tion that princes Excomunicated or deprived by the Pope or any 
Authority of the see of Eome may be deposed or muther'd by 
their Subjects or any other whatsoever. And I do declare that 
no foreign Prince Person prelate State or Potentate hath or 
ought to have any Jurisdiction power authority preeminence 
or authority ecclesiastical or spiritual within the realm of Great 
Brittain. 

So help me God. 

I do truly and sincerely acknowledge profess Testify 

& declare in my conscience before God and the world, That our 
Sovereign Lord King George the second is lawfull & rightfull 
King of the realm of Great Britain and all other His Majties 
Dominions and Countrys thereunto belonging, And I do sol- 
emnly and sincerely declare that I do believe in my conscience, 
that the Person pretended to be Prince of Wales during the 
life of the late King James, and since his decease pretending 
to be and taking upon himself the Stile & title of King of 
England by y names of James the third or of Scotland by y e 
names of James ye eighth or the stile & title of King of Great 
Britain hath not any right or title whatsoever to the crown 
of the realm of Great Britain or any other the Dominions thereto 
belonging. And I do renounce refuse and Abjure any Al- 
legiance or obedience to him. And I do swear that I will bear 



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MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 



faith and true allegiance to His Majesty King George the second 
and him will defend to the utmost of my power against all 
traitorous conspiracies and attempts whatsoever which shall 
be made against his Person Crown or Dignity: And I will do 
my utmost endeavour to disclose and make known to his 
majesty and his successors all treasons & traitorous conspir- 
acies which I shall know to be ag st him or any of them, And 
I do faithfully promise to the utmost of my power to support 
maintain and defend the succession of the crown ag fc him the 
s d James and all other Persons whatsoever, which succession 
by an act Entitled an act for y e further limitation of the crown 
and better securing the rights and liberties of y e subjects 
is and stands limited to y e Princess Sophia Electress & Dutch- 
ess Dowager of Hanover, and the heirs of her body being 
Protestants, and all these things I do plainly and sincerely 
acknowledge and swear according to these express words by 
me spoken and according to y e plain & common sense and 
understanding of the same words without any Equivocations 
mental evasion or secret reservation whatsoever. And I do 
make this recognition acknowledging abjuration renunciation 
and promise heartily willing and truly upon y e true faith of 
a Christian. 

So help me God. 



Names of persons who took the above Oaths. 



David Cargill 
James McKeen 
James Harvey 
John Goffe 
Hugh Montgomery 
James Morison 
John Mitchell 
Jesse Criste 
James Rodgers 
John Adames 
Thomas Wilson 
James Wallis 
Alexander Walker 
James Reid 
John Macmurphy 
David Macduffie 
John Morison 
Jonathan How? 



James Leslie 
John Goffe, Jr 
Solomon Hopkin 
James Adams 
James Tagart 
John Tagart 
Samuel Houston 
Patrick Douglas 
Robert Cochran 

his 
Alexander _A_ Renkine 

mark 
John X Conahie 

mark 
Peter Coghran 
Thomas Watte 
John Blair 
James Lindsey 



APPENDIX. 



385 



Alexander Macneall 
Thomas Mackelme 
Robtt Wear 
Archiball Clendenin 
William Moor 
John Barnet 
Archibald Mac Murphy 
Robert Kennedy 
Moses Barnett 
Samuel Morison 
James Blair 
James Taggart 
John Barnet 
Andrew Clendenin 
Jon. Woodburn 
Thomas Cochran 
David Hunter 
Allen Anderson 
Petter Cochran 
James Gillmor 
Robt Morison 
Alexander Kelsey 
David Cargill 
Andrew Todd 
James Calwell 
James Caldwood 
James Alexander 
William Gregg 
John Barr 
John Cromey 
William Nickel! 
John Gregg 
John 

James Nesmith 
James Thompson 
Matthew Clark 
Robert McKean 
Samuel McKeen 
John Cochran 
Charels McClarey 

his 
John £ Neale? 
mark 
his 



John Douglas 
John Archibald 

John ? 

John McClourg 
Rus. Buron 
Robt Thomson 
Thomas Seiell? 
Gab: Bar 
James Rueys 
Nathaniel Aiken 
Jon. Hollms 
Hugh Wilson 
Robert Arbuckel 
John Hopkin 
John Archibel 
David Anderson 
John Anderson 
Samuel Renkin 
Wilam Cochran 
Wimen Cochran 
John Moore 
William Aiken 
James Clark 
Jon Harvey 
Abner Nickels 
Sam: Todde 
James Moor 
Samuel Allison 
William Gillmor 
James Andrews 
John Craig 
William Eayrs 
James Willson 
Robert Gillmore 
Samuell Gregg 
Angus Brown 

his 
Willm X Adams 

mark 
Benjamin Kidder 
Thomas Bogall 
Benjamin Willson 
John Anderson 
Abraham Holme 



386 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Willm & Kellso Alexander MeMurphy 

mark John Blear 

William Thomson James Smith 

David McGregore David Morison 

Christopher Airs James Campbell 

Samuel Greaves Benjamin Chamberlain 

Hugh Rogers John McNeill 

William Coghran Samuell Barr 

James Aiken Joseph Irrvine 

Blair 

William Eayrs 

Londonderry 7ber 9th 1727. 

The severall persons above mentioned took their oaths accord- 
ing to act of Parliament. 



Relative to Boundary Dispute. 
House of Eepresentative. 

Wednesday May the 10 th A. D. 1732. 

The Committee bro't in an Answer to his Excell ys Speech, 
which was read & voted, accepted and sent up in the words 
following, viz. 
May it please your Excellency 

We beg leave to assure your Excelly, that we are now met to 
attend his Maj ties service in this Sessions and to do every thing 
that may tend to his Maj ties service and the Prosperity of his 
good subjects within this Province whom we represent; and 
this we shall do with chearefullness, and hope with unanimity, 
having" no sinister ends or double views, and hope there will 
be no strugles nor contentions. 

As to the affaire of the Lines, we apprehend this Govermt 
has done every reasonable thing to accomodate that matter in 
a Peace between the two Goverm ts , and in order to do this 
have exceeded his Maj ties Instruction to your Excelly in that 
affair; tho' this House thinks it absolutely necessary that some- 
thing should be speedily done in compassion to the Poore Peo- 
ple that inhabit neare the controversy; for sundrjr suits have 
been commenced ag* the People of Londonderry and Kings- 
town, and the people carried into the county of Essex in the 
Mass* Govermt to be tried for Trespass comitted at least twelve 
miles north from Merrimack, and this at their last Court at 



APPENDIX. 387 

Ipswitch; and those suits upon the controverted lands have 
already cost one of those Towns, by a moderate Computation, 
at least Eight hundred pounds: Wherefore we humbly pray 
that your Excelly would put a stop to these proceedings until 
the Lines shall be settled at home, which we hope will not be 
long, seeing it could not be accomodated here; and to this end, 
this House did empower Capt. John Rindge to represent that 
affaire to his Majtie in Council and [p. 368] humbly pray his de- 



Two Sets of town Officers Chosen, 1737. 

To His Excellency Jonathan Belcher Esq r Governour & Com- 
mand 1 In Chief In and over His Majestys Province of New 
Hamp r the Hon ble His Majestys Council, and the House of 
Eepresentatives in General Court assembled — 
The Petition of Sundry the Inhabitants of the Town of 
London-Derry in the Province of New Hamp r — Most humbly 
shews — 

That It hath been the Custom in said Town, ever since 
they have acted as a Town, at their General Town Meetings 
in March yearly to allow all persons that payed rates in said 
town to Vote in chusing town officers until at the town meet- 
ing held in said Town on the fifth day of March Instant 
when the Select men for the last year produced a list of Per- 
sons names who the select men said should be voters only. — 
That notwithstanding a Considerable majority of the persons 
present proceeded according to the usual method of said 
Town to Chuse a Moderator, and then to chuse a Town Clerk, 
selectmen and other town officers, and that the two Justices 
in said Town refused to swear any of said officers so chosen, 
and that a minor part of the persons then present in a by- 
part of the meeting-house made choice of another set of Town 
officers, which last sett the Justices in said Town have since 
sworn, which has already occasioned much disorder strife 
and confusion in said Town, and will We fear tend to the 
utter ruin and destruction of the peace and good orders of 
said Town unless something be done by the General Court 
to redress our Grievances. — 



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Therefore Your Petitioners most humbly Pray Your Ex- 
cellency the Hon ble the Council and House of Eepresentatives 
In your Great wisdom to ratify & Confirm what was done at 
the last meeting in said Town according to the former usage 
and Customs of said Town, or to Explain that paragraph in 
the Act for regulating Townships, choice of Town officers 
and setting forth their power relating to the qualification of 
Voters in said Town meetings, and order that There be 
another Town meeting in said Town to Chuse Town officers, 
and your Petitioners as in Duty bound, Shall Ever Pray — 



John Moor 
Sam 1 Allison 
Ronald Alexander 
John Stewart 
Rob* Cochran 
James Boyes 
Hugh Rogers 
Wm Cochran 
W m Candinon 
Thomas Morrison 
Joseph Wallis 
Hugh Wilson 
Abrm Holmes 
John Givian 
Robt Wear 
Sam 1 Miller 
John Craig 
Patrick Duglas 
W m Humphrey 
Alexand r Macdorn 
Robert Givian 
Saml Mitchel 
Sam 1 Morrison 
Alexand r Rankin 
John Morrison 
Thomas Cochran 
Arehd Miller 
John Steel 
James Morrison 
Dan 1 Anderson 
Thorns Mellavy 
James Cochran 



John Reade 
Sam 1 Morrison 
Thomas Steel 
John Barnet 
John Durham 
Thos McMaster 
Arch d Candinon 
Jesse Cristi 
W m Holmes 
Robert Boyes 
James Dalop 
John Wilson 
John Cochran 
Robert M c curdy 
Wm Gregg 
Moses Barnet 
James M c curdy 
John Holmes 
John Mclary 
Benj a Willson 
John Smylel 
Hugh Bolton 
Thorn 8 Wallace 
Peter Cochran 
Sam 1 Morrison 
Henry Comee 
John Cromey 
Patrick Fisher 
David Morrison 
John Humphry 
John Ware 
John Ramsey 



Halbert Morrison 
W°» McNeal 
Peter Cochran 
Robert Wallace 
Wm Moor 
James Wilson 
Sam 1 Kinkerd 
John Alexand r 
Thorns Hoag 
James Patterson 
John Duncan 
David Vance 
John M c konoihy 
Sam 1 Morrison 
John Stewart Jun r 
Wm Kelley 
Thom s Bogel 
John Mitchel Junr 
Andrew Clandinen 
Wm M c Master 
Alexand r Parks 
John MeCleary 
Francis Smaley 
John Wallace 
James Calwel Junr 
W T m Cochran 
Joseph Ball 
James Glines 
Allen Anderson 
W m Murdoch 



APPENDIX. 389 

Mem 1 have copyed the names as well as I could read them 
but am not certain that they are right 

R. Waldron Sec y . 



Proposals for Peace, 1737. 

The civil and religious quarrels anent the division of the 
town waxed so bitter and vigorous that we find eighty of the 
leading citizens making 1 proposals for peace. — Editor. 

To our Christian friends and Brethren of y e old Congregation 

in London Derry; proposals of peace 
Breth n 

It is a lamentable Truth, Too evident To be denyd, y fc the 
Scandalous divisions, both in Civils and Ecleseaiticks, which 
have Too long Subsisted among us, are a stain to our holy pro- 
fession; that they have a Natural tendency, to provoke God; 
to procure Judgments and to render us a hissing a reproach 
and a byword to our Neighbours and that these are aggra- 
vated from our circumstances, we being Strangers which ought 
to excite us to a stricter amity and unity among our Selves. 

but then Seing it is not Complaints & lamentations only, 
but proper remidys also, that are Necessary to effect an ac- 
commodation among us; we therefore out of a Sincere and 
Disintrested view To peace, do Chearfuly & unanimously 
make y e following proposals. 

Proposal 1 st whereas it has been (as we are Inform'd) Sug- 
gested or Insinuated, that The design of us who belong to the 
New Congregation, is To draw away the Strength of y e old 
Parish, and Consequently To build upon its Euins; we pro- 
pose that we who are already Incorporated in the new parish, 
with Those who are at present willing to joyn us, who in all 
are not one half of y e town, will oblige our Selves to main- 
tain the Gospel in Our own Congregation, without demanding 
any help from our Neighbours in the Other parish; or if this 
will not Satisfie, we propose that the Salary's of both Minis- 
ters be asess'd in common, and equaly levyd from y e whole 
town in general. 



390 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

As to the Ecclesiastick part of our divisions, we wou'd be 
heartily glad that this also were Accomodated: that which 
renders a reconciliation in this particular more difficult, is 
the want of a Synod, To whose Judgment all partys Consonant 
To presbyterian principles behoof d to be Subjict: but Since 
we have not this Superior Judicature To have Recource To, 
in this part of the world: Since appeals to a foreign Church, 
in our present Scituation and Circumstances is Impracticable 
even in the Opinion of Several of y e ministers of y r own 
party, whose disent against Such Apeals, is extant in y e min- 
utes of the presbytery; and Since there is a Schism among the 
Members of presbytery, So that they being partys cannot be 
admitted as proper Judges, what must be y e Consequence, as 
Things are thus Circumstanced, but that Except Some other 
methode be found out, Our uncumfortable Debates be pro- 
tracted time without End: for Remidy wherof we propose. 

Proposal 2 d that a number of ministers, of y e Congregational 
perswasion, Such as you and we can mutualy agree upon; 
Shall be Invited To meet on this affair; and that haveing 
heard the whole of what is To be Said Pro and Con by the 
Respective partys, they Shall then draw up in writing their 
Result: whether Sd Result Shall be finaly deciseive or Not, 
we leave to be Considered. Note, y e S d Ministers Shall be 
Obliged to judge the affair agreeable to presbyterian Rules. 
We for see no objection of any Seeming weight that can be 
made against this last proposal but Such as follows; to which 
by way of anticipation we Return Some Answer. 

Objection 1 st the persons whom you propose as Judges are of 
a diffarent perswasion; we Answer by Concession we grant 
they are So, but the Difference is not So wide, but that Some 
of y e greatest Divines of y e presbyterian perswasion, and even 
of those who have wrote against them, particulerly the judi- 
cious M r Rutheroord, has Adress'd them with the friendly 
Epithet of D r Brethren; for our part we firmly believe, that 
Notwithstanding the Difference in principle, there are To 
be found among them, Many men, of Learning, Goodness, 
Candor, Impartiality, and Every qualification, which may 
Render them very fit Judges in this affair. 



APPENDIX. 391 

Object 11 2 d this proposal if Complyed with, wou'd cast a Be- 
flection on the Presbyterian Government, as if it were not 
Sufficient to answer all the Ends of Governing without being 
beholden To another perswasion: we Answer y e objection 
has no weight in it; for 1 st let it be Concidered that presby- 
terian Govern^ Consists in a Subordination of Judicatures, 
The Inferior To the Superior; Now if we had a Synod To 
apply too and yet this Eemidy were Necessary, it wou'd then 
Argue a Defect in the Constetution; but otherwise the Objec- 
tion is of No weight. 2 dly let it be Concidered, that the judges 
we propose, tho of another perswasion, are bound to judge 
by Presbyterian Eules: the Salutary Medicin is Still the Same, 
though the Application be made by Other hands. 

we are far from being So premptory or wedded to Our own 
proposols, as to Say that these and these only are the terms 
on which we will be at peace; but these Are what we look on 
as Eesonable and Christian; and if you think them Not Such, 
we wou'd be glad to hear Some from you that are more So. 

In the Conclusion we beseech you Brethren, Seriously To 
Consider that 'tis your as well as Our Duty if it be possible, as 
much as lies in you, To live peacably with all men. to Seek 
peace, and pursue it. to lay Down your Gift at the Alter, and 
go be Eeconcil'd with your Brother: and that Ecept we Do 
so Our Eeligion is Vain, that tho we had all faith to y e Be- 
moving of mountains and have Not Charity, we are as A 
Sounding Brass and tinkling Cymbal, and that he who Says 
he loves God and hates his Brother is a lyar: let the Serious 
Concideration of these Awful and weighty truths, leave Such 
a deep Impression on us, that we may be willing for peace, 
on the most Eeasonable terms; and let us look on All Such 
as wou'd diswade us from hearkning to Eeasonable proposals 
of accommodation, to be publick Nusances, the Bane of Civil 
Society, y e obstructers of Brotherly love, and the Active In- 
struments of Satan, and as Such let us Avoid them with 
detestation, we are your friends and Brethren in Christ. 

London Derry April y e 19 th 1737 



392 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Belative to West Parish, 1739. 

To his Exelencey Jonathan Belcher Esq r Governor and Com- 
ander in Chief in and over his Magiestys Provence of New- 
hampshier the Honarebl his Magiestys Councel for Sd Pro- 
vence and the hous of Represenitive in General asembley 
Convened 

the Pitition of Sundrey of the Inhabitence of the Westrly 
part of Londondery in the Provence of new hampshier hum- 
bly Shueth— 

That at the General Court at Portsmouth in and for the 
forsaid Provence in aprel 1736 ther was a Pitition preferred 
to the General Court of Said Provence that ther Might be a 
Parish Set of in said town in the westerly part of Said town 
AGreeable to a vote of Said Town that the General Court 
was pleased by a vote to Set of for a Parish In the Westerly 
part of Said town acording to the folouing Bounds Begin- 
ning of the Southerly part of the toun at a place kown by 
the name of Ston Dam thence Euning up Bover Brook to 
the South west part of Charels mclorgs lot thence Euning a 
Straight line by the Norwest Cornar of ninen Cochrans 
home Lote to amascige Eoad thence Euning alongst the Sd 
Eod to a place none by the Name of the twelve acer mido 
Brook thence Euning a noEth to the toun Line then torning 
westerly and roning Eound the toun line till Bover Brook 
then Euning to the Bounds firs menshoned and that the 
miting hous Should be Wher it then Stod in the Westerly 
Part of Sd toun and that to the Number of thirty five in 
Said westerly parish might Eemain to the old Parish and as 
Maney of Said Number as Should go from the Newe Parish 
to the old So maney of the old Should go to the new parish 
and that Befor. the Said vote of the Generall Court was Ee- 
dused to one act the Secriterys hous was Consumed by 
flaims and the vote amongst other papers was burnt Wherfor 
your Petitioners most humbly pray Your Excellency the 
Honorabl the Councel and hous of Eepresentitive to Set oi 
a Parish in the westerly part oi Sd town Agreeable to the 



APPENDIX. 



393 



former vot of the Genarel Court and your Petishoners as in 
Duty bound Shall ever pray &c 

Dated at Londondery October 12 th 1737 



John M c leriee 
Kobart Bell 
Thomas mclire 
William holems 
Thomas BoGel 
Samul thomson 
William thomson 
Angus Mcalester 
William mcalester 
John Care 
Thomas wollace 
James ares 
Bobart Gaye 
David mcalester 
James thomson 
michel mclinton 
Joseph Boys 



William wollac 
John Blair 
Thomas Hog 
david BoGel 
Joseph BoGel 
John Wallace 
iohn Crage 
John willson 



Abram holms 
Bobart Wallace 
David morison 
Samul morison 
John morison 
John holems 
Ninin Cochran 
Petter Cochran 



BenJamen willson Samul Tood 



william hairs 
Thomas Wallace 
Joseph Wallace 
John Barnat 



Andrue todd 
Aalexander Crage 
Aalexander mc : ol- 

om 

Samul morison FirstJoseph Bell 
Nethaniel willson James muray 
Eobart Gifen James wollace 

John nulorg James Paterson 



Petition of Inhabitants of Old and New Parishes of 
Londonderry. 

To his Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq. Governor and 
Commander in chief in and over his Maj tes province of New 
hampshire the Honourable his Majesties Councill for said 
Province and the house of Representatives in Generall As- 
sembly Convened. 

The Petition of Sundry of the Inhabitance of Londonderry 
in the province of New hampshire belonging to the old and 
new parishes humbly Sheweth. 

That whereas in february in the year 1739-40 there was a 
new parish sett off in this town by the Generall Court, Grant- 
ing Liberty to f ourty famelyes that lived within the Bounds of 
the said new parish still to Remain members of the old parish 
with their estates and at the same time granted Liberty that 
f ourty famelys that lived within the Bounds of the old parish 
Should become members of the new parish With their estates 
if they saw cause. 



394 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Which accordingly was performed and that still their was 
some few famelys and single persons in Both parishes that was 
not contented because they were obliged to pay there parish 
Tax where they properly belonged and went to the contrary 
parish to the publick worship, and that whereas freedom and 
Liberty is most to be Desired especially in Eeligious affairs 
and whereas every christian ought chiefly to study those 
things That will be most for the advancement of the Re- 
deemers Kingdom out of a consious consern for those persons 
that they might obtain their freedom and liberty as well as 
the Rest of the people of this town the Two parishes chose 
each of them a committee to see to accomodate that affair 
who is the Subscribers to this petition and was legaly chosen 
for Said End, and accordingly we meet and after some con- 
versation about the affair we came to a mutuall agreement 
that all persons who had a mind to become members of the 
new parish should on a certain day then appointed meet 
the two committees and sign their names to said agree- 
ment which is two tedious here to Insert and those that had 
a mind to become members of the old parish had the same 
liberty and accordingly at the Day appointed the people 
came and signed their names only their is a saving clause 
in said agreement that we did not Intend any Infringement 
on the Court Act Relating to the fourty famelys belonging 
to each parish: Wherefore your petitioners humbly prays 
your Excellency the Honourable the Councill and house 
of Representatives that you would be pleased to pass an act to 
establish this our agreement, & that those persons, with their 
estates who hath already signed their names with us may be- 
come members of the old and new parish as they have signed, 
and that you would be pleased to Incorporate the new parish 
into a town & have priveledges as other towns except it be 
about highway work and taking the Invoice for the payment 
of the publick tax. Likewise that you would be pleased to 
explain the former act Relating to the fourty famelys that is 
to say whither on the sale of any of those fourty estates the 
purchaser shall be obliged to pay his parish tax where the 



APPENDIX. 395 

estate was signed unto, or whither he may be at his Liberty 
to go to the other parish if he sees good. Also that all tran- 
gent persons who shall come to sojourn in this town shall 
have liberty to sign there names in three months after there 
arrivall with the Selectmen of the parish where they design 
to Belong and shall be oblidged to pay there taxes there and 
your petitioners as in Duty bound ever shall pray. 

James Gregg 1 Hugh Millson 

Moses Barnett Robt Cochran 

James Nesmith James Clark I Committee 

Thomas Willson James Aiken 

Samuell Barr Archibald M c Cormick 

Jo n Wallace James Taggart 

In the House of Representatives 9*>r the first 1741. The within 
Petition read and parties heard, and Voted that the Prayer of 
the Petition be so far Granted as concerns the signers men- 
tioned in the agreemt mentioned in the Petition and that the 

new Parish be made a perticular Precinct by the name of 

and yt they have the prevelidges as other towns or 

Parishes have by the Laws of this Province excepting the 
choice of assembly man which shall be chosen as formerly 
By the whole Town, and as to the forty familys formerly Polled 
off in either new or old pish, that their persons or estates 
stand as they are and likewise their successors in the several 
estates either by Descent or purchase to Bemaine the same 
having signd according as the Petition mentioned and as to 
any new Comers that is Tradesmen or ministers & c that Shall 
Signifie to the clerk of the Town within 3 months after they 
come there to live, where they will belong, and that all children 
& Servants when they become Rateable shall pay where their 
parents or Masters pay, and that the Petition rs have liberty 
to Bring in a Bill accordingly. 



In Coun. March 13th 1741-2 
Read and Concurred. 

R. Waldron 
Same day Assented to, 



James Jeffrey Cler. Ass m 



B. Went worth. 



396 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Province of New Hamp r . In y e House of Representatives 

June 23 d 1743. 

Whereas for want of knowledge of the True bounds of the 
Districts of Methuen & Dracut how it interfered on the 
Bounds [p. 178.] of Londonderry Township when the Act 
was past last year for Proportioning the Towns & Districts 
within this Province the within persons were Doubly returned 
viz. By the Districts of Methuen and Dracut and by Lon- 
donderry, Whereby the within named Persons has been rated 
for their Province Tax to Londonderry and alsoe to Methuen 
& Dracut District — It being ag st Reason that they should be 
rated to Both places, 

Voted That they pay their respective rates for the Province 
Tax for the year 1742 to the constable or collector of the 
Parish of Windham as rated in Windham and that the Dis- 
trict of Methuen and Dracut be abated the sum of nineteen 
pounds seven shillings & four pence part of the Proportion 
they were to pay for the Province Tax for the year 1742. 
And" that the Collector of the District of Methuen & Dracut 
has rec d of the Persons within named shall all such money 
so rec d be repaid by s d collector to the persons from whom 
the same was collected. 

And that the s d sum of nineteen pounds seven shillings 
& four pence Equal to old Tenour be taken out of the money 
put into the Treasury for contingencies and to ly in the Treas- 
ury as a Fund to Exchange the old Bills of Cred* of this 
Province in order that they may be bro't in & burnt. 

James Jeffrey Cler. Ass m . 

In Council July 2 d 1743 read and concurr'd. 

Theodore Atkinson Sec y . 

Eod m Die. Assented to 

B. Wentworth. 



Relative to Indian Troubles. 

House of Representative. 

Monday 24 th August 1747 P. m. 

The House met. Upon Information made to y e House of 



APPENDIX. 397 

y e Indians having kilPd sundry Persons at Notingh m & a 
motion made by Coll. Pet r Gilman for a scout of men to be 
marching continually across y e Frontiers, 

Voted That his ExcelF y e Gov r be desired to give orders 
for inlisting or impressing thirty good effective men to be 
imploy'd in scouting on y e Frontiers from Londonderry to 
Barrington & so up to Ipsom for six weeks making Notting- 
ham their Head Quarters [p. 515.] & that they scout in a 
Body together or be divided some times into smaller scouts 
as shall appear most for y e safety of y e People & for y e dis- 
covery of y e Enemy. Sent up by Mr. Macmurphy. 



House of Representative 

Saturday 12 th March 1747—8 a. m. 

The House met according to adjournment. 

Voted That for the Incouragement of such as shall inlist 
themselves for y e Defence of the Frontiers agreeable to y e 
vote of this House of yesterday that they be paid one Month's 
Pay advance y e Commanding or inlisting officer to receive y e 
Money out of y e publick Treasury for this End & to take Care 
to have effective Men & to be accountable to y e Gen 1 Assembly 
for what money he shall so receive. Sent up by Mr. Mac- 
murphy. 

A Bill for Taxing y e Lands in Notingham West read three 
Times & 

Voted That it pass to be enacted. Sent up by Mr. Mac- 
murphy. 



Relative to Taverns, 1758. 

To His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq. Captain, Gen- 
eral, Governor, & Commander, in Chief, in & Over his Maj- 
esty's, Province of New-Hampshire, The Honourable his 
Majesty's Council, & House of Representatives, in General,. 
Assembly, Convened. 



398 



MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 



The Humble Petition, of the Subscribers Inhabitants of 
Londonderry & Province aforeSaid, Humbly Sheweth, That 
the Number, of Taverns, are so Multiplied, in Londonderry 
Aforesaid, they are become a Snare to the Youth, & of Evil 
Tendency, to every Age of Injudicious persons, & if they 
are All Continued (or which is worse Increased) we fear 
they will More & More Debase, & Debauch, the Manners & 
Morals of All such persons as Abovesaid. 

Therefore Your Petitioners Humbly pray, that for the 
future there may be but four Taverns, & Retailers, Alowed 
in Londonderry, aforeSaid, & the Inn-holders, to be Chosen 
by A majority, of Votes at the Annual Meeting, & so An- 
nually Untill the Circumstances, of the Town Requires a 
greater, Number, & them that are pro Tempore, to be under 
such Regulations, in Respect to Travellers, Towns-Men, Sab- 
bath-Days, & every night, as in your Great Wisdoms you think 
Most Convenient, & most Conducive, to Incourage Virtue & 
Discourage Vice, & your Petitioners, as in Duty Bound, Will 
ever Pray. 



Samuell Gregg 
Sam 11 Alison Jun r 
Sam 11 miller 
his 

So" o Alls 

mark 

hugh young 
James Taggart 
James Anderson 
Robert Craig 
James Doack 
Nathaniel Aiken 
Nathanel Holms 
Jo n Wallace 
Robt Tarkeson 
Joseph Cochran 
John gillmore 



Robert Boyes 
Mathew Thornton 
William Wallace 
Thomas Gregg 
James Ervins 
James Campbell 
Eobert Logan 
William hmnphra 
Samuel morrison 
John Ramsey 
Samul moore 
Samul Alison 
John morrison 
Robt Wallace 
James Wallace 
Thomas Willson 
Ja s M c Gregore 



James Blair 
John m c keen 
John moor 
Hugh Montgomery 
David mountgumrey 
Robert morison 
David anderson 
Jno Wiear 
Thomas Morison 
Samii Mitchel Jur 
thomas Creaige 
David Steel 
Mo 9 Barnett 
Andrew Clendinin 
James Wallace 
Thomas Wallace 



INDEX. 



INDEX OF NAMES OF PEESONS. 



Achmutey, Hon. Robert, 42, 118, 

159, 181 (3), 182, 185, 

194, 236, 239, 

\dams, James, 74, 

James, Jr., 58, 71, 72, 135, 

165, 228, 229, 231, 241 (2), 

249, 253, 255, 267, 309, 

Jonathan, 334, 344, 357, 367, 

John, 88, 268, 

Robert, 71, 

William, 61, 94, 108, 109, 

170, 189, 215 (3), 228, 249, 

254, 258, 260, 266, 278, 296, 

334 (2), 278, 299, 

Aiken, Daniel, 

Edward, 14, 42, 105, 117, 

123, 259, 328, 344, 
James, 25, 26, 36, 42, 45, 53, 
71, 84, 88, 110, 111, 116, 
170, 173 (2), 175, 176, 178, 
181-183, 186 (2), 192, 195, 
(2), 197, 199, 211, 222, 224, 
241, 259, 296, 382, 386, 
John, 14, 328, 333, 338, 339, 
(2), 367, 
John, Jr., 

Nathaniel, 290, 299, 300, 301, 

(2), 385, 

William, 25, 26 (2), 27, 34, 

43, 45, 47, 49, 54, 59, 62, 

65, 90, 108, 123, 126, 187, 

215, 241, 257, 382, 

Alexander, David, 

James, 22, 29, 34, 38 
41, 48, 50, 51, 56 (3), 
75, 98, 258, 260, 366, 



157, 

192, 
260 
384 
164, 
247, 
368 
374 
384 



250, 
299, 



Dea. John, 241, 283, 

Joseph, 

Randall, 36, 41, 124, 
179, 183, 187, 256 (2), 
296. 



120, 
382 
69, 

123, 

179, 
196 

231, 
395 
342 
373 
334 
303 
398 
42, 
64, 

192, 

385 

15 

(2), 
60, 
382 
385 

308, 

388 

15 

159, 

257, 



Alexander, Robert, 290, 294, 304, 328, 

330 (2), 334 (2), 357, 360 

Robert, Jr., 290, 373 

Ronald, 388 

William, 373 

Allison, Samuel, 22, 36, 37, 41, 45, 74, 

93, 135, 140, 159, 160, 179, 200, 

215, 217, 219, 222, 224, 228, 

230, 259, 274, 320, 324, 344, 

351, 357, 373 (2), 382, 385, 

388, 398 

Samuel, Jr., 266, 303, 306, 307, 

309, 310, 312-314, 316, 318 (2), 

321, 323, 326 (2), 327, 328, 

330-333, 338, 339, 342, 343, 

345, 351, 355, 357 (2), 362, 



Anderson, Allen, 17 (2), 37, 41, 44, 
54, 76, 79, 80, 82, 84, 
89-91, 94 (2), 96, 97, 100- 
104, 106-108, 110-112, 
116-119, 121, 123, 125 
128, 129, 131, 132 (2), 
(2), 136 (2), 137, 139 
141-144, 146, 149, 169, 
219, 220-222, 224, 227, 
230 (2), 233, 234, 237, 
240, 257, 261, 385, 

Daniel, 132, 157, 159, 
187, 192, 215, 258, 

David, 15, 290, 292 (2), 
(2), 295, 296, 331, 345, 



46, 

87, 
102, 
114, 
(2), 

134 
(2), 
217, 



388 
180, 



293 



James, 27, 41, 74, 99, 135, 

157, 170, 187, 227, 249, 304, 

344, 375, 382, 398 

James, Jr., 278, 314, 319, 331 

John, 14, 38, 42, 52, 88 (2), 
93, 97, 108, 110, 111, 114, 
116, 118, 121 (2), 122-125, 
128, 134, 139, 140, 160, 161, 
187, 202, 228, 246, 258, 260, 
365, 383, 385 

John, Jr., 273, 283, 290, 385 



399 



400 



INDEX. 



Anderson, Robert, 249, 254, 273, 366 (2), 

367 

Samuel, 278, 296, 309, 328, 

344, 373, 375, 388 

William, 319 

Andrews, Allen, 382 

James, 382 

Arbuckle, Robert, 385 

Archibald, Ann 107 

Arthur, 344 

John (South), 54, 61, 73, 76- 

80, 82 (2), 84, 85 (2), 87- 

91, 94 (2), 96, 97 (2), 100- 

102, 104, 106-108, 110-112, 

114, 116, 117 (2), 118 (2), 

119-121, 123, 125 (2), 128, 

129, 131, 132 (2), 133, 134 

(2), 136 (2), 137 (2), 139- 

151, 155, 156, 158-160, 162, 

163, 171, 172, 187, 192-194, 

198 (2), 203 (2), 231, 241, 

257, 260, 261, 266, 382, 385 (2) 

Robert, 357, 360, 373 

Samuel, 283, 291 

Armstrong, Hon. Robert, 42, 203, 260 

Ashbel, John, 41 

John, Jr., 41 

Atkinson, Theodore, 50 (2), 109, 396 

Ayers (Eayers), Christopher, 178, 386 

James, 319, 357, 393 

William, 42, 45, 61, 124, 135, 254, 

257, 278, 328, 334, 367; Ower, 

373; 382, 385, 386 

William, Jr., 171, 179, 241, 247, 

273, 315, 344, 393 



I? 



254 



Bacon, Thomas, 

Ball, Joseph, 388 

Barker, Benjamin, 51 

Barnard, John, 27, 32, 33, 35, 41 

Barnett, John, 22, 33, 38, 72, 93, 135, 

145, 200, 215, 241, 242, 244, 

245 (2), 246-248, 250, 252, 253, 

257, 283, 296 (2), 298-300, 314, 

331, 367, 382, 385, 388, 393 

John, Jr., 93, 108-110, 126, 127, 

135, 140, 147, 161, 163, 172 (2), 

258, 266, 385 

Capt. Moses, 192, 193, 198, 199, 

202 (2), 203 (2), 204, 207-209, 

210 (2), 212, 214, 215, 217, 

219, 222, 224, 225, 228, 230 (2), 

234, 237, 238, 240, 248, 251-253, 



Barnett, Capt. Moses, 254 (3), 256, 262, 
263, 265-269, 271-276, 278 (3), 
279-281, 282 (2), 283, 284, 286, 
288, 290 (3), 292-294, 297, 299, 
304, 308, 312, 314 (3), 315, 317, 
318 (3), 320, 321 (2), 322, 323 
(2), 324, 326 (3), 327 (2), 328 
(3), 329 (2), 330, 332, 333 (2), 
334, 335 (2), 336 (2), 337 (2), 
338, 339, 340 (2), 341 (2), 342, 
343, 344 (2), 345, 346 (2), 347 
(2), 348 (2), 349, 350, 351 (3), 
352 (2), 353 (2), 354-357, 358 
(2), 359 (2), 360 (2), 361 (2), 
362 (2), 363 (2), 364 (2), 366 
(2), 367, 369, 371, 372 (2), 375, 
382, 385, 395, 398 
Moses, Jr., 192 

Robert, 373 

Barr, Gabriel, 52, 53, 93, 94, 97, 98, 108, 
126, 137, 170, 179, 241, 246, 258, 
304, 331, 383, 385 
John, 42, 72, 82, 88, 93, 95, 107, 
123, 124, 257, 383, 385 
Col. Samuel 14 (3), 61, 65, 68, 69, 
71, 73, 74 (2), 76, 79, 81, 82, 85, 
87, 89, 90, 93, 94, 95, 100, 127, 
131, 135, 139, 147, 155 (2), 156, 
158, 163, 170, 173 (2), 175, 178 
(2), 179, 181, 182 (2), 183, 184, 
186 (2), 187, 188, 189, 194, 196, 
204 (2), 205, 218, 227, 235, 238, 
242, 243 (2), 247 (2), 249 (2), 
258, 273, 274, 276, 278 (2), 281, 
283, 284, 290, 294, 297, 300, 302, 
304 (2), 306, 309 (2), 310, 311 (4), 
312, 313, 314, 315 (2), 316, 318 
(3), 320, 321 (4), 323, 324, 326 
(3), 327, 328, 330, 331, 333, 344, 
349, 350, 351, 352, 354, 355, 356, 
361, 367, 370 (3), 371 (2), 386, 
395 
Thomas, 35 

Barrett, John, 57 

Beard, David, 33 

Beaverland, David, 291 

Beatie or Betey, William, 290, 299, 315, 

357 

Belcher, Jonathan, 190, 191, 387, 392 

Bell, John, 25, 26 (2), 28, 36 (2), 37, 42, 

44, 46, 52, 54, 61, 86, 94, 123, 124, 

148, 151, 159, 166, 172, 187, 200, 

202, 231, 248, 249, 257, 373 

Joseph, 179, 249, 266 (2), 268 (2), 



INDEX. 



401 



Bell, Joseph, 290 (2), 291, 304, 334, 344, 393 

Robert, 393 

Samuel, 14 

Benson, William H., clerk of Derry, 8 

Blair, Abraham, 382 

Capt. James, 17, 28, 34, 42, 88, 

94, 98, 120, 135, 179, 181, 183, 

186 (2), 201, 213, 231, 259, 328, 

382, 385, 398 

John, 28, 37, 42, 45, 47, 50, 51, 

53 (3), 54 (2), 61, 62, 63 (2), 65, 

68 (2), 108 (2), 118 (2), 122, 124, 

126 (2), 129, 135, 137, 145, 151, 

153, 156, 159, 161, 163, 168, 171 

(2), 172 (2), 174, 175, 176, 17S, 

179 (2), 181, 182, 183 (2), 187 (2), 

208, 213, 215, 219, 224, 227, 237, 

242, 248, 249, 251, 254, 255, 259, 

266, 267 (2), 268, 273 (2), 275, 

276, 278 (2), 283, 284, 285, 290, 

300, 309, 311, 382, 383, 384, 386, 

393 

Ensign William, 25, 267, 373 

Bodwell, Daniel, of Methuen, 133 (2) 

Bogle, David, 42, 88, 178, 259, 393 

Joseph 393 

Thomas, 42, 53, 88, 123, 136 (2), 

139-144, 146, 178, 227, 238, 246, 

254, 259, 382, 385, 388, 393 

Boivers, Captain, 259 

John, Jr., 42, 133 

Bolton, Hugh, 157, 200, 215, 221, 388 

William, 134, 135, 138 

Boyce, Joseph, 331, 373 

or Boyd, Samuel, 296, 309 (2), 

314, 328, 373 

Boyd, Arthur, 15, 273, 278 (2), 279, 280, 

281 (2), 282 (2), 283, 284, 286, 

289, 291, 312-316, 318 (2), 328, 

373 

Hugh 15 

Robert, 50, 290 

Samuel, 215, 273 (2), 278, 290 

Thomas, 283, 338 

Boyes, James, 126, 145, 249, 267, 295, 

315, 334, 388 

Joseph, 371, 393 

Boice or Boyes, Robert, 18 (3), 37, 41, 

42, 47, 48, 51 (2), 53, 55 (2), 

56 (4), 59, 61 (2), 63, 66, 74, 

75, 79, 81 (3), 82, 83 (2), 84, 

86 (2), 88 (4), 92, 100 (3), 102, 

104, 108, 121, 133 (3), 134, 135, 

136, 138, 139, 141, 142, 144 (2), 



Boice or Boyes, Robert 153, 154, 155, 

156 (4), 157, 158, 159, 162 (2), 

163, 164, 166, 170 (2), 173 (3), 

175 (2), 177, 179 (3), 180, 184, 

189, 191, 193, 194 (2), 195 (2), 

196 (2), 197, 213, -214, 223, 225, 

229, 233, 249, 260, 278, 280, 290, 

291, 294, 297, 301, 308, 310, 311, 

313, 319, 325, 339 (2), 340, 388, 398 

Boynton, Nathaniel 120 

Brewster, Johanna's child, 313 

Brown, Angus, 385 

John, 278, 373 

Brownlee, William, 15 

Buron, Rus, 385 

Butterfield. Jonathan, 65, 66, 67, 86 



Caledy (?), William, 254 

Caldwell, James, 53, 74, 107, 154, 158, 

162, 167-169, 192, 221, 238, 

242, 246, 250 (2), 259, 283, 

290, 296, 385 (2), 388 

Samuel, 309 

Thomas 132 

William, 15, 45, 132, 259, 382 

Calderwood, James 257 

Campbell, James, 241, 321, 322, 323 (2), 

328, 329, 334, 386, 398 

Henry, 243, 245, 247 

James, Jr., 319, 373 

Robert, 308 

Thomas. 201, 216, 247, 272- 

274, 346, 347, 363, 373 

William, 41, 124, 241, 382 (2) 

Candinon, Archibald 388 

William, 388 

Cargill, Capt. David, 19, 21-23, 26-28, 

30-31, 34 (3), 35, 37 (2), 38, 

41, 42, 43 (2), 44, 47, 48, 50, 

51, 52 (2), 53, 54 (2), 56, 58, 

59, 62 (2), 64-66, 74, 75, 77, 79, 

81, 83, 84, 88 (4), 89 (2), 104, 

112, 120, 124, 134, 145, 157 (4), 

167, 169, 174, 260, 382 (2), 384, 

385 

Mrs. David, 167, 168 

heirs of, 235 

David, Jr., 41, 47, 49, 57, 81 (2), 

88 (2), 100, 168, 259, 260 

Carlton, John 51 

Carr, John, 290, 393 

John, Jr., 266, 278 



402 



INDEX. 



Carr, Samuel, 366, 369 (3), 373, 375 

Carter, John 268 

Center, see Senter. 
Chamberlain, Benjamin, 386 

Chambers, William, 200, 259 

Christie, Jesse, 17, 97, 109, 117, 135, 137, 
145, 192, 257, 384, 3S8 
Peter, 231, 254, 273, 291-293, 
295, 304 
Thomas, 249, 299, 319, 331, 366 
Clark, Archibald, 102 

George, 14, 42, 88, 232, 273, 331, 
334, 367, 368 
James, 22, 36, 37 (2), 41, 45, 54, 
79, 81, 88, 95, 97, 99, 100, 102, 
118, 122, 133 (3), 135, 138, 149, 
151 (2), 155, 156, 162, 170, 173 
(2), 175, 176, 178, 179, 181, 182 
(2), 184, 186 (3), 187-189, 203, 
208, 213, 227, 257, 259, 297, 306, 
310, 314, 319, 323, 328, 382, 385, 
395 
John, 37, 41, 160, 278, 283, 299, 
303, 334, 344, 349 
Matthew, Rev., 34, 42, 52, 99, 
100 (4), 103 (6), 109, 115-118, 
120 (2), 121, 122 (3), 125, 153, 

157, 170, 226, 258, 357, 382, 385 
Robert, 145, 148, 150, 155, 156, 

158, 171, 174, 179 (2), 181, 192, 
200 (2), 201, 215, 216, 220 (2), 
231, 241, 247, 249, 251, 283, 284, 
290, 309, 315 (2), 319, 325, 344, 
358, 359, 367, 370 (2), 371, 373 (2) 

Samuel, 323-324, 326-329, 357, 373 

Thomas, 42, 88, 232, 259 

Clendining (Clendenin), Andrew, 231, 

256 (3), 266, 268, 270, 275- 

278, 308, 319, 366, 385, 388, 

398 

Archibald, 22, 28, 33, 41, 

62, 72 (2), 74, 88, 135, 158, 

161, 163, 166, 167, 169, 172, 

180, 215, 382, 385 

David, 357 

Robert, 283, 344 

William, 254, 255, 273, 275 

(2), 276 (2), 278, 304, 308 

Cochran, Andrew, 42, 175 

David, 313, 356, 361, 365, 368 

Eunice, 97, 355, 356 

Isaac, 344, 345, 346, 347 (2), 

350, 353 (3), 354 



Cochran, James, 145, 157, 159 (2), 178, 
254, 308, 311, 312, 334, 357, 
373, 388 
James, Jr., 357 

John, 231 (2), 258, 328, 344, 
382, 385, 388 
Joseph, 177, 299 (2), 321, 328, 
334, 338, 339, 344, 348, 398 
John, Jr., 290 

Dr. John, 266, 308 

John E., clerk of Windham, 
7 
Nathaniel, 1° 4 

Ninian, 178, 259, 283, 344, 393 
Peter, 42, 97, 118, 175, 178, 
278, 283, 384, 385, 388 (2), 
393 
Lieut. Robert, 91, 179, 185 
(2), 186, 194, 201 (3), 216, 
229, 231 (2), 241 (3), 242, 
244-246, 247 (2), 248, 249, 
250, 251 (2), 252, 253 (2), 254, 
255 (2), 257, 262-267, 273, 
278 (2), 283 (2), 290, 296 (2), 
299 (2), 300, 301, 303, 306, 
308-310, 319, 334, 384, 388, 
395 
Thomas, 97, 171, 192, 200, 201, 
215, 241, 247, 250, 254, 266, 
268, 272, 273, 314, 385, 388 
Widow, 97 

William, 42, 51, 53, 108, 148, 
159, 177, 308, 357, 373, 382, 
385 (2), 388 (2) 
Rev. William, 104 

Comee, Henry, 388 

Conihe, John, 3S4 

Cook, Mr., 379 

Coughran, John, 28, 29, 42, 175 

William, 386 

Cox, Charles, 278 

John, 230, 254, 267 

William, 231, 254, 266, 296, 316, 
317, 320, 328 
Craige, Alexander, 178, 393 

David, 37, 42, 43, 75, 135, 157, 
258, 334, 335, 337 (2), 339 (2), 
340 (2), 341 (2), 343 (2), 345, 
366 
Hugh, 143, 149, 153, 257 

Capt. John, SO, 178, 200, 204, 
205 (2), 246, 248, 254, 260, 347, 
385, 388, 393 



INDEX. 



403 



Craige, Robert, 
Samuel, 
Thomas, 
Creyes, Silas, 
Crombie, James, 



304, 398 

296 

334, 398 

382 

357, 367, 373 



John, 34, 74, 88, 171, 192, 215, 
231, 249, 257, 266, 273, 275- 
279, 281 (2), 283-285, 288-290, 
292, 296, 298, 300, 304, 308, 
354, 355, 356, 383, 385, 388 
John, Jr., 273, 278, 295, 297, 
315, 319, 329, 331 (2), 334, 
344 (2), 349, 357 (2), 360, 
366 (2), 367 (2), 374 
Crosby, Joseph, 382 

Crowell, William H., clerk of Lon- 
donderry 7 
Cummings, Miss 153 
Cunningham, Archibald, 300, 304, 308 
(2), 319, 320, 322 
Robert, 268, 367 



Dallrlmple, Mr., 128, 129 

Dalop, James, 388 

Davidson, Thomas, 290, 314 

Rev. William, 225 (4), 226 (3) 

Dickey, Adam, 14, 373 

David, 74, 109 (2), 259, 283 

Samuel, 215, 236, 246, 254, 266 

(2), 269, 270, 272, 274, 278, 304, 

315, 331, 334 (2), 344, 349, 354, 

355-357, 373 

William, 308, 357, 372 

Dikes or Dykes, Rev. James, 104, 120 

Dinsmore, John, 52, 94, 95 

Doak or Duke, Robert, 37, 41, 45, 53, 

112, 148, 160, 291, 382 

James, 41, 160, 215, 367, 398 

John, 41, 160, 328, 334 

Dodge, David, 331, 334, 366 

James, 282 (2) 

Robert, 282 (2) 

Douglas, John, 255, 385 

Patrick, 53, 71, 115 (2), 134, 

136-138, 142, 150, 162, 164, 

166, 167, 169, 178, 220, 221 

(2), 250, 251, 259, 384, 388 

Dudley, Colonel, 379 

Duncan, George, 71, 72, 74, 120, 137, 

145, 159, 254, 319 

John, 172, 192, 193, 199, 249 

(2), 299, 315, 357, 388 



Duncan, Robert, 164, 165, 296 

William, 241, 278, 328, 331, 

334 (2), 335 (2), 338 (2), 344, 

345, 357, 358 (2) 

William, Jr., 344, 367, 374 

Dunham or Durham, John, 178, 221, 

348, 373, 388 

Dunlap, James, 14, 179, 231, 241 

Dunshea, Thomas, 278 

Dupree, Daniel, 20 



Evans, James 


299, 318, 398 


Edison, William 


328 


Elliot, Daniel, 


304 


Wm., 


344, 357 



Fairservice, Robert, 


319, 


328, 


357 


Fisher, Patrick, 






388 


Samuel, 


304, 331, 


334, 


375 


William, 






331 


Ford, Robert, 






99 


Fowler, Rev. Mr., 






134 


Foye, Mr., 


112 


(2), 


259 


Franklin, Benjamin, 






167 


Frost, John, 






70 



G 

Gamble, William, 
Gardner, Captain, 
Gault, Adam, 

Alexander, 
Patrick, 
Gay, Robert, 
George, Thomas, 
Gilman, Robert, 
Gilmora, James, 135, 159, 169, 
230, 233 (2), 234 (2) 
238, 240 (2), 241, 
John, 97, 98, 259, 266, 

Robert, 97, 98, 259, 

William, 30 (2), 33 
160, 169, 171, 
Given, John 27, 42, 203, 

Nehemiah, 
Robert, 120, 123, 173, 

Glines, James, 



200 
379, 380 



15 





393 


301 


, 302 




331 


187, 


201, 


, 237 


(2), 


, 258, 


385 


, 308, 


372, 




398 


266, 


308, 




385 


, 37, 


42, 


258, 


385 


236, 


388 




42 


178, 


180, 


388, 


393 



404 



INDEX. 



Goffe, Capt. John (first clerk), 20 (2), 

21; committee, 21, 22 (2), 26 

(2), 27, 29, 30, 33, 34, 37, 38, 42, 

43 (2), 45 (2), 48, 50, 52 (2), 64, 

84, 98-100, 102, 120, 125, 126, 130, 

166, 259, 383, 384 

John, Jr., 42, 74 (2), 75, 94, 99, 

113, 114, 121 (2), 130 (2), 132 (2), 

133 (2), 147, 197 (2), 198, 202, 

204 (4), 205, 206 (7), 383, 384 

Gordon, John, 137 

Michael, 249 

Samuel, Jr., 42 

Graham, Francis, 367 

Samuel, 241, 331 

Graves, Samuel, 18 (2), 19 (2), 20, 21, 

22, 28, 29, 30 (2), 32, 34 (3), 

37, 38 (2), 42 (2), 44 (2), 45 

(3), 46, 52 (2), 53, 54, 56, 58, 

61, 65 (2), 67, 68, 69, 70, 73, 

120, 147, 163, 203, 208, 236. 

258, 382, 386 

Gray, John, 42, 160, 175 

Gregg, David, 118, 256, 258 

Capt. James, XI (2), 18 (5), 19, 

21, 22 (2), 23, 26, 27 (2), 29, 

30 (2), 31, 32 (2), 33 (2), 37 

(2), 41, 42, 43 (2), 44, 45, 48 

(2), 50-52, 55, 59, 66, 68, 73, 

76, 79, 80, 84, 88, 91, 92, 98, 

100 (2), 104, 105, 107, 108, 117, 

120, 124, 126, 135, 145, 146-148, 

150-153, 155. -;6, 158 (2), 162, 

164, 166, 167, 160, 1S2, 228, 

258, 262, 274, 319, 37S-380, 3S2, 

395 

James, Jr., 331 

Capt. John, 41, 74, S3, 105, 120, 

135, 137, 170, 172, 173 (2), 175, 

176, 178, 179, 181, 182, 184, 186 

(2), 188, 227, 228, 258, 299, 311, 

314, 323, 365, 366, 368, 373, 375, 

385 

Samuel, 296, 328, 385, 398 

Thomas, 14, 54, 255, 398 

William, 23, 31, 35, 41, 52, 57, 

90, 108, 114, 120, 125 (2), 126 

(2), 128, 129, 131, 132, 134-136, 

140, 150, 151, 155, 156, 163 (2), 

168, 169, 227, 257, 290, 385, 388 

Green, Henry, 38, 41, 88, 124, 157, 203, 



H 

Hancock, Jacob, 373 

Hamblee or Hamblet, Joseph, 15 

Harvey, James, 384 

Harvey (see Huy), John, 71, 72, 76, 95, 

101, 102, 137, 159, 385 

Hazen or Hazzen, Richard, 142 

Heath, James, 99, 101. 102, 110 

Hemphill, Nathaniel, 241 

Hiland or Highland, John, 291, 331, 

363, 366 

Thomas, 357 

Hirst, John, 20 

Hoag, see Hogg. 

Hogg, James, 319 

John, 328, 337 

Joseph, 334, 357, 360 (2), 361 (2), 

362 (2) 

Thomas, 15, 187, 200, 231, 254, 

273, 278, 388, 393 

William, 99, 101, 102 (2), 109, 

110-112, 118 (2), 182, 183, 215, 

241, 246, 283, 304 

Holmes, Abraham, 42, 56, 80, 123, 137, 

173, 176, 178 (2), 180, 203, 

232, 259, 301, 310, 383, 385, 

388, 393 

John, 178, 179, 249, 299, 313, 

334, 367, 385, 388, 393 

Nathaniel, 266, 273, 304, 373, 

398 

William, 15, 171, 178, 200, 388, 

393 

Hopkins, David, 177, 230, 241, 246, 273, 

290, 296, 299, 304, 331, 334 

(2), 344 (2), 348 



James 



373 



Grimes, John 

Samuel, 



15 
107, 179, 266 



John, 283, 299 (2), 301, 30 1, 

319, 328, 334, 357, 373, 385 

John, Jr., 374, 375 

Solomon, 384 

Horner, Thomas, 126, 137, 145, 1S7, 192, 

201, 227, 249, 254, 266, 268- 

270, 272-275, 277-279 

Houston, David, 319 

Samuel. 28, 34, 37, 42, 99, 

159, 259, 260, 261 (2), 331, 

357, 384 

How, Jonathan, 3S4 

Humphrey, John, 200 (2), 242, 249, 2S2, 

284, 285, 288-293, 295, 309, 

311-314, 316 (2), 321, 330, 

334, 355, 3S8 



INDEX. 



405 



Humphrey, Wm„ 36, 41, 45 (2), 62 
82, 93, 95, 108 (2), 
111, 112, 114 (2), 116, 
121, 123, 124, 125, 127, 
130 (2), 131, 134, 135, 
(2), 145, 146, 147 (2), 
151 (3), 153, 155, 157, 
161, 163 (2), 168, 172, 
180, 183, 192, 197, 198, 
(3), 201, 203 (3), 205 
207, 209, 210, 212, 213 
215, 223, 232, 236, 241, 
247, 249, 260, 317, 319 
321, 332, 335, 382, 388, 

Hunkin, Mark, 43 > 

Hunter, David, 215, 227, 299, 

James 

John, 23, 215, 249, 267, 
318, 320, 323, 324, 326, 
331, 344, 

Huy (See Harvey) John, 137, 



, 75, 
110, 
118, 
128, 

139 
149, 
159, 
174, 

200 
(3), 
(2), 
242, 
(2), 



259 
273, 
327, 
367 
159 



Indian, John, 
Ingalls, Mr., 
Irvin, James 
Joseph, 



377, 379 

37, 51 



Jaffrey, George, 43 > 50 

Jameson, John, 227 > 241 

Jeffrey, James, 63, 70, 71, 93, 190 (2), 
191 (2), 395, 396 
Jewett (?), James, 367 

John, the Indian who gave the deed, 
377, 379 
Juings, see Jewett. 

K 

Kelley, William, 266, 388 (2) 

Kelsey, or Kelso, Alexander. 200, 215, 

231, 247, 267, 296, 298, 299 (2), 

301, 303 (2), 306, 307, 385 

William, 241, 299, 303, 305 (2), 

306 (2), 307, 308 (2), 344, 386 

Kennedy, Robert, 85, 86 (2), 142, 268, 

385 

Keyes, Elias, 22, 29, 37 (2), 42, 175 

Kidder, Benjamin, 35, 42, 99, 124, 138, 

148, 236, 383, 385 

42, 130, 258, 259 

380 



Joseph, 
Kimball, Captain, 
Kinkerd, Samuel, 
Knox, George, 



Leggett, James, 15, 42, 124, 258 

Leslie, Daniel, 291, 304 (2), 309, 328, 331 

or Lesley, James, 37, 42, 51, 53, 

57, 14, 90, 92, 100, 109, 123, 

124, 135, 151, 164, 165, 187, 

258, 382, 384 
Leverett, Mr., 34. 

Lindsey, James, 37, 42, 56, 62, 73, 76, 

82, 85, 87, 90, 94 (2), 96, 97, 

100, 102, 104, 107-111, 114, 116, 

117 (2), 119-121, 123, 125 (2), 

128, 129, 131, 132 (2), 134, 135, 

136 (2), 140-146, 159, 187, 188, 

227, 228, 258, 261, 382, 384 

Logan, Andrew, 268 

Robert, 367, 398 

M 

McAfarson, or McPherson, 216 (3) 

McAffee, Daniel, 34 

McAlister, Angus, 393 

McAllister, Alexander, 367 

David, 254, 256 (2), 265-267, 

393 

William, 393 

McBride, Rev. Mr., 142 

McClary, Charles, 385 

John, 178, 206, 388 (2), 393 

Thomas, 178, 206, 249, 299, 

304, 309, 344, 373, 393 

McClintock, or McClinton, Michael, 

210, 212 (2), 393 





William, 


212 (2) 


Mac Cay, 


Alexander, 


118 


McClure, 


Robert, 


283, 357 


McClurg, 




42 




Charles, 


290 




John, 80, 99, 


150, 151, 178, 
258, 385, 393 




Thomas, 


150, 151 


McCormii 


3k, Archibald, 


241, 395 




James, 


315 


McCurdy, 


, James, 


109, 120, 259 




James, Rev., 


134, 187, 388 




John, 


367 



247, 249, 254 



Robert, 241, 242, 244-248, 250, 

252-254, 262, 263, 265, 296, 

299, 328, 375, 388 

McCollum, Alexander, 178, 266, 273, 

296, 315, 328, 393 

McConihe, John, 42, 53, 109, 171, 258, 

383, 388 



406 



INDEX. 



McDorn, Alexander, 388 

McDuffie, Daniel, 42, 159, 168, 169 (2), 

179, 188, 189, 227, 253, 259, 

299, 301, 302, 389 

John, 141 

McFarland, Nathan, 202 

McGregor, Alexander, 17 

Daniel, 268, 354, 355, 367, 

398 

Rev. David, 59, 124, 135, 

148, 226 (3), 294, 386 

Rev. James, 17 (2), 18-20, 

22, 23 (2), 27, 28, 33 (2), 

34, 35 (2), 37, 41-43, 45, 88, 

92, 99, 132, 140, 157 (given 

by mistake as Robert in 

footnote), 160, 210, 223, 

226, 294, 379, 380, 382; 

heirs of, 101, 257 

James, Jr., 299, 331 (2), 

333, 334, 338, 339, 342-344, 

367, 270 (2), 374 

McGregor, Jane and Margaret, 141, 157, 

161, 162, 168, 169, 172 

Robert, 257 

Mack, John, 254, 283, 344, 346 (2), 348 

(2), 351 (2), 352 (2) 

McKeen, James, 17 (2), 19, 21 (2), 22 

(4), 23, 25 (2), 26, 27, 28, 

30, 31 (2), 33 (3), 34, 38, 41, 

43, 45 (2), 46, 47, 50, 52, 56, 

68, 72 (3), 79, 83, 84 (2), 87, 

90, 94, 96, 98, 99 (2), 100, 102, 

104 (2), 105, 106, 109, 112, 

114, 117, 119, 120, 122, 124 

(2), 125, 126 (2), 128, 131, 134, 

141, 142, 149, 151, 153 (2), 

159, 169, 187, 231, 255 (2), 

257, 273, 295, 297, 304, 355, 

355, 357, 373 (2), 379 (2), 382, 

3S4 

John, 246, 249, 254, 258, 300, 

315 (3), 318, 319, 320, 328, 

329, 331 (2), 334 (2), 344 (2), 

357 (2), 361, 365, 366, 367 (2), 

369, 370, 372 (2), 373, 374 

(2), 398 

McKeen, John and Janet, 42, 97 

Robert, 34, 42, 53, S6, 157 

(2), 159, 179, 183, 259, 382, 385 

Samuel, 42, 97, 157, 159, 258, 

331 

McKelvie, Thomas, 385 



McKertney, see McCurdy. 

McKinstey, Rev. Mr. 98 

McLaughlin, James, 42, 90, 169 (2), 268 

John, 268 

Thomas, 328, 334, 373 

McMaster, Thomas, 388 

McMasters, William, 15, 170, 295, 388 

McMullan, Daniel, 304 

McMurphy, Alexander, 42, 57, 97, 108, 

132, 171, 260, 283, 334 

Archibald, 254, 278, 385 

John, 25, 27, 37, 41, 43, 44, 

45, 47, 48, 49, 50 (2), 51 

(3), 52 (2), 53, 54 (2), 56 

(2), 57, 58, 61, 62 (2), 64, 

65, 66, 73 (2), 74, 88 (2), 

89, 90, 92 (2), 94 (2), 95, 

99, 100, 104, 105 (2), 107, 

108 (2), 109, 110, 112, 114, 

117, 119, 120, 124, 125, 126 

(2), 130, 132, 135, 136, 137, 

138, 141, 142, 145 (2), 147, 

151, 153, 158, 159, 160, 163, 

168 (3), 170, 171 (2), 172, 

176, 179 (2), 182, 187 (2), 

195, 197, 220 (3), 227 

(2), 234, 235 (5), 242, 243 

(4), 244, 252, 259 (2), 270, 

284, 286 (2), 288, 294, 302, 

305, 307, 310, 311, 325 (3), 

382, 384, 397 (3) 

Robert, 366 

McNeil, Alexander, 34, 35, 41, 86, 135 

(2), 159, 169, 200, 254, 258, 

266, 273, 278, 283, 296. 297, 

382, 385 

Daniel, 366 

James, 28 (2), 29 (2), 33 (2), 

34 (2), 35 (2), 42, 58, 203 

John, 26, 27, 33, 37, 41, 55, 94, 

96-98, 100-102, 104, 107, 114, 

128, 131, 135 (2), 147, 160, 

258, 382, 386 

Robert, 334, 367, 373 (2) 

William, 179, 187, 192, 388 

McPheadris, Archibald, 43, 167 (3), 168 

(2), 175, 197 (2), 220 (2), 

235, 242 (2), 243, 244, 259 

Marsh, Ephraim, 314 

Marston, Samuel, 15 

Martin, Luther, 101, 102, 110 

Nathaniel, 266, 296 

Mellavy, Thomas, 388 



INDEX. 



407 



Merrill, 301, 302 

Abel, 28, 35, 41, 160, 257, 382 

Miller, Archibald, 15, 241, 246, 288 

James, 304, 334, 357 

John, 15, 260, 268 

Robert, 260 

Miller, Samuel, 200, 254, 266, 268, 273, 

296, 304, 310, 315, 328, 334, 367, 

373, 388, 398 

Millson (Wilson), Hugh, 395 

Mitchell, Capt. John, 28, 35, 41, 44 (2), 

45, 46, 53 (2), 54, 55 (2), 57 

(2), 63, 65, 68, 69 (2), 71- 

73, 75, 78, 82, 83 (2), 84, 85, 

89 (2), 149, 170, 180, 248 (2), 

250, 258, 273, 278, 283, 285, 

293, 294 (3), 295, 297, 303, 

305, 306 (2), 308, 319 (2), 

331, 342, 352, 357, 382, 384 

John, Jr., 246, 282, 288, 289, 

290 (2), 292-295, 367, 388 

Samuel, 192, 388, 398 

Monk, George, 257 

Montgomery, Archibald, 36 

David, 296, 357, 363, 398 

Hugh, 24, 25, 28 (3), 30 

(2), 33, 35, 37, 41, 46, 

58, 135, 179, 200, 203, 

231, 257, 268, 273, 304, 

356, 373, 383, 384, 398 

Hugh, Jr., 319 

John, 331, 344 

Robert, 278, 312 (2) 

Moody, Caleb, of Newbury, 377 

Moore, David, 319 

George, 283, 296, 314, 315, 328, 

344 

Hugh, 249, 300, 367 

James, 34, 42, 62 (2), 74, 79, 

120, 148, 150, 161, 163 (3), 171, 

187, 196, 249, 266, 273, 278 (2), 

283, 290, 299, 383 

James, Jr., 278 

John, 12, 28, 38 (2), 41, 44 (2), 

45, 50, 51, 53, 56, 59, 61, 64- 

67, 68 (3), 69, 70, 73, 116, 117, 

119, 120, 134, 140, 145 (2), 148, 

150, 153, 155, 156, 158, 159, 179, 

180, 193, 200, 202, 254, 258, 262- 

265, 290, 328, 334, 344 (2), 382, 

385, 388, 398 

Robert, 267, 304, 314, 331, 357, 

361, 365, 366 (2), 369, 370, 372 

(2), 373, 374 



Moore, Robert (North), 






278 


Samuel, 13, 25, 28-30, 41, 44, 


45, 


47, 140, 148, 


149, 


151, 


257, 


382, 
398 


Col. Samuel, 








268 


William, 98, 


114, 


141, 


150, 


151, 


163, 168, 


172, 


179, 


385, 


388 


Murdough, William, 


241, 


243 


(2), 


244 






(2), 


246, 


250 


Morrison, Abraham, 








357 


David, 42 


, 74, 


97, 


123, 


178, 


180, 257, 


331, 


382, 


386, 


388, 
393 


Elizabeth, 








34 


Ezekiel, 








200 


Halbert, 


283, 


290, 


299, 


388 


James, 17 


(2), 


41, 45, 5( 


1, 53 


(2), 61, ! 


38, 9S 


i, 95, 


110, 


135, 


137, 164, 


165, 


171, 


180, 


187, 


232, 258, 


273, 


278 


(2), 


383, 
388 


James, Jr 








278 


John, 17 


(2), 


21, 22, 27 


', 31 


(2), 32 


(3), 33, 36, 38, 


41, 


53, 67, 


73, 77, 82 


:, 88, 


93, 


94, 108, 


109, 


114, 


116, 


164, 


165, 180, 


196, 


210, 


212, 


215, 


218, 230, 


255, 


258, 


267, 


284, 




296 : 


, 383, 


, 388, 


393 


John, Jr., 


110 


(2), 


122, 


130, 


134, 138, 


155, 


158, 


162 


(2), 


163, 164, 


169, 


175, 


266, 


296, 




319, 


328, 


384, 


398 


Joseph, 


273 


, 299 


, 319 ; 


, 366 


Robert, 41, 57 


, 81, 


90, 


112, 


132, 135, 


168, 


169, 


179, 


257, 






383, 


385, 


398 


Robert, Jr., 249, 278, 296 


, 332 


Samuel, 15, 42, 57, 


88, 


115, 


123, 137, 


178 


(2), 


180, 


192, 


231, 232, 


246, 


260, 


296, 


298, 


299 (2), 


300, 


301, 


303, 


314, 


334, 344, 


373, 


383, 


385, 


388 






(2) 


, 393 


, 3"98 


Samuel, J 


r., 






180 


Morrison, Thomas, 


215, 


344, 


349, 
356, 


354, 
, 388 


Morrow, James, 241, 


247, 


283, 


290, 


319, 


321, 325, 


326 


(2), 


344, 
374, 


371, 
384 


Morton, Matthew, 








174 


Mudgett, 








83 


Murdock, William, 








388 


Murray, James, 






171, 


393 



408 



INDEX. 



N 

Neale, John, 385 

Nesmith, Arthur, 291 

Nesmith, James, 22, 35, 37, 41, 45 (2), 

47, 53, 54, 58, 61, 62, 63, 

74, 91, 95, 106, 108 (2), 126, 

135, 137, 145 (2), 150, 159, 

171, 172, 179, 183, 187 (2), 

189, 204, 205, 227 (3), 239, 

250, 257, 263, 278, 279, 296, 

297, 299, 303 (2), 305, 306, 

308 (2), 309, 310, 312, 329, 

331, 344, 382, 385, 

James, Jur., 278, 283, 

300, 304, 319, 328, 334, 



(2), 359, 367, 
John, 
Thomas, 

Nichols, Abner, 

Alexander, 17, 27, 28, 32 
33, 37, 41, 44, 45, 48. 52 
(2), 84, 116, 117, 120, 122, 
175, 203, 230, 232, 258, 

James, 17, 32, 37, 41, 44, 
(2), 147, 232, 236, 258, 

Wm., 41, 74, 88, 93, 166, 
175, 192, 204, 248, 250, 
252 (2), 253, 258, 267, 

Nutt, Wm., 123, 148, 157 (2), 169, 

175, 181 (3), 193, 204, 205, 

231, 



395 
297, 
344 
374 
341 
367 
385 
(2), 
, 83 
154, 
367, 
382 
, 45 
366, 
382 
168, 
251, 
382, 
385 
174, 
(2), 
260 



O 



Odiorne, Jotham, 
Orr, William, 
Osgood, Mr. 



50, 294 
373 
161 



Page, Isaac, 344 

Parker, Rev. Edward L., 153 

Thomas, 43, 369, 370 

Parkerson, Robert, 308, 338, 398 

Parks, Alexander, 388 

Patten, John, 328, 331, 344, 357, 365, 368 

(2) 

Patterson, James, 334, 367, 388 

Paul, James, ]4 

Penhallow, Samuel, 20, 35, 43, 50, 97 

(2), 140, 148, 160 



Perham, William, 
Peterson, Alexander, 
James, 308, 

Peter, 
Robert, 
Samuel, 
Phillips, Rev. Samuel, 

Pierce, Stephen, 36, 37, 

Pike, Joseph, 
Pinkerton, David, 

John, 273, 
Pisley, Nathaniel, 
Plaisted, John, 
Proctor, Edward, 35 



273 

308, 319 

310 (2), 312 (2), 

373, 393 

296, 299, 366 

309, 319, 373 

273, 278, 314 

99, 107, 132, 136, 

138, 259, 269 

42, 120, 175, 232, 

383 

379 (2), 380 

366 (2) 

296, 304, 331, 334 

69 (4), 71, 88 

50 

(2), 42, 107, 383 



Ramsey, Hugh, 99, 104, 122, 124, 200, 

216, 216, 235, 241, 242, 243 (2), 

248, 257, 290 (2), 304, 314, 

361, 365, 368 

James, 247, 250, 308, 318, 320, 

323, 324, 326, 327, 329, 331, 

334, 335, 344, 357, 361, 365, 

373, 375 

John, 248, 250, 252, 276, 298, 

300, 303, 304, 313, 315 (2), 

364, 366, 369, 370, 372 (2), 

374, 388, 398 

Matthew, 278 

Reed, John, 388 

Matthew, 202, 232, 246, 249, 25S, 

314, 331 

Reid, James, 73, 76, 79, 80, 83-85, S7, 

88 (2), S9, 90 (2), 94 (2), 96, 97, 

99 (2), 100 (2), 101, 102, 104, 

105, 106 (2), 107, 108, 110-112, 

114, 116, 117 (2), 118-121, 123, 

125, 128, 129, 131, 132, 134 (2), 

136 (2), 139-144, 145 (2), 146, 

150, 153, 155, 156, 158, 159 (2), 

162, 172, 193, 220 (2), 227, 232, 

239, 254, 258, 261, 3S4 

Thomas, 354 

Renkin, Alexander, 54, 61, 64, 67-70, 75, 

109, 135, 170, 187, 18S, 191, 

192, 257, 3S4, 3SS 

Samuel, 97, 132, 137, 179-184 

(2), 1S6, 187, 249, 259, 273, 

290, 299, 304, 315, 385 



INDEX. 



409 



Benkin, William, Jr., 319, 331, 344 
357, 361, 365-367, 370, 372 

Reside, John, 

Hichie, John, 108, 100, 112, 126, 

168, 187, 215, 258, 
Hiddle, Hugh, 
John, 
Robert, 
Rindge, Capt. John, 
Robertson, William, 
JRoby, John, 

Samuel, 
Jtodgers, or Rogers, Hugh, 177, 
black, 231, 386, 
James, 30 (2), 42, 53, 57, 
66, 86, 89, 91, 108, 109, 
117, 126, 137 (2), 145, 
149-151, 155, 156, 158, 
164, 166, 167, 169, 183, 
202, 218, 239, 251, 283, 



231, 290, 



141, 241, 
42, 



William, 331, 334, 344, 

358, 359, 363 (2), 364 (2), 

(2), 

Rounds, Abraham, 

Rueys, James, 385 

Russell, Eleazer, 208, 228 



(2), 
(2), 
374 

15 

135, 

382 

260 

331 

309 

387 

267 

207 

207 

200; 

388 

58, 

112, 

147, 

160, 

198, 

308, 

384 

355, 

365 

369 

27 



Smith, Samuel, 304 

Thomas, 51 

William, 141, 283, 315, 331, 357 

Spaulding, Andrew, 42, 130, 203, 204, 259 



Spavid (?), John, 

Stephen, 
Stark, Archibald, 
Starrett, James, 
David, 
Steel, John, 290, 2! 



383 
373 

71, 259 

22, 259 

331, 357, 373, 398 

>, 303 (2), 388 (2) 

James, 296, 298, 299 (2), 357 

John, Jr., 319 

Joseph, 283 

Thomas, 17 (2), 22, 29, 30, 33, 

35-38, 41, 45, 52, 53, 57, 61, 65 

(2), 67, 68, 69 (3), 70, 73, 90, 

110, 134, 136, 140, 143, 144, 146, 

147, 238, 258, 282, 388 

Stewart, Charles, 21, 246, 276 

John, 34, 38, 42, 52, 54, 57, 58, 

88, 109, 135, 161, 163, 170 (2), 

172, 241, 258, 283, 290, 296, 

299 

John, Jr., 231, 388 

Stevens, James, 51 

John, 315 

Stewart, Joseph, 15 

Stinson, John 319 



S 
•Sargent, Elias, 367, 

Nathaniel, 
Scobey, John, 283, 299, 304, 319, 328, 
Joseph, 267, 273, 300, 301, 
(2), 307, 314, 328, 
,Seiell or Steel (?), Thomas, 
Senter, Ensign, 

John, 28, 35, 42, 52, 54, 57, 

75, 95, 98, 107, 163, 180, 

(2), 259, 328, 

Joseph, 255, 297, 

Moses, 366 (3), 368, 370, 371 

372, 

Reuben, 366 (2), 367, 

Samuel, 266, 273, 

Shields, Widow Jean, 298, 303, 304, 

John, 42, 115, 267, 

Shute, Governor, 35, 41 (2), 43, 146, 
Simonds, Joseph, 18 (3), 22, 28, 37, 
44, 203, 257, 
Smilley, Francis, 159, 187, 192, 

Smith, James, 230, 233, 234, 237, 
240, 



373 

50 Taggart, James, 200, 203 (2), 205, 207 

344 (2), 208, 209, 210 (2), 213, 

302 214 (2), 215, 217 (2), 219, 222 

357 (2), 225, 228 (2), 236, 242, 

385 273, 296, 304, 357, 384, 385, 
357 395, 398 
63, David, 354 
255 John, 145, 159, 192, 231, 256, 

382 296, 384 
300 Taylor, John, 328 
(2), William, 334, 366 
375 Taylor or Tyler, Matthew, 95, 109, 135, 
368 192, 193 (2), 194 (2), 196, 197, 
331 199 (2), 211, 222, 242, 259, 308, 

313, 319, 344, 357 

315 Thomson or Thompson, Alexander, 213 

383 Mrs. Frances, 212, 213 
257 Rev. Thomas, 153 (4), 154 
42, (2), 155 (2), 156 (2), 157 (2), 
382 159 (2), 161, 165, 166 (2), 177 
231 Thompson, Andrew, 315 

238, Benjamin, 215, 254, 262 (2), 

386 263 (2), 264 (2), 267, 290 



410 


INDEX. 


Thompson, David, 


14 Wa 


Hugh, 15, 315, 331, 344, 


367 


James, 125 (2), 126, 


187, 


200, 385, 


393 


Neal, 


296 


Robert, 231, 


385 


Samuel, 241, 249, 368, 


393 


William, 37, 41, 45, 


168, 


231, 241, 250, 382, 386, 


393 


Thornton, Joshua, 


107 


Matthew, 342, 350, 


398 


Todd, Col. Andrew, 15 (2), 25, 26 


(2), 


34, 42, 50, 52, 56, 62, 64, 


92, 


123, 145, 147, 148 (2), 153, 


158 


(2), 162, 164, 166, 167, 178, 


180, 


191, 193, 195, 196, 199 


(3), 


202, 203, 204, 208, 210 (2), 


212, 


214, 215, 217, 219, 220 (3), 


221 


(2), 222, 223, 224, 225, 228, 


229, 


230 (2), 233, 234, 236, 237, 


238, 


240 (2), 245, 257, 264, 281 


(2). 


284, 288, 294, 297, 305, 308, 


328, 


330, 331 (2), 333 (2), 343, 


350 


(2), 356, 357, 361, 365, 366 


(2), 


369 (2), 370, 371, 372 (3), 


374, 


382, 385, 


393 


Samuel, 178, 385 


, 393 


Tyler, see Taylor. 




Toyes, Mr. 


145 


Tyler, Jonathan, 


41 


Tyng, Colonel, 


56 



u 



Usher, Gov., 



33, 34 



Vance, David, 232, 241, 242, 244, 245, 

246, 247, 248, 250, 252, 253, 254, 

263, 264, 265, 388 



w 



Waddell, John, 367 

Wainwright, Captain, 24 (2), 48 

Waldron, Richard, 41, 43, 50, 70, 93 (2), 

154, 251, 389 

Richard, Jr., 42, 190 (4), 191 

(3), 395 

Walker, Alexander, 17, 33, 41, 57, 75, 

88, 91, 148, 161, 163, 179, 215, 

25S, 304, 3S3, 3S4 

Andrew, 360 

Thomas, 309 



Wallace, James, 94, 99, 101, 102 (2), 

107-112, 181, 182, 236, 258, 

273, 275-279, 281, 282, 284, 

285, 288, 289, 308, 332, 334 

(2), 384, 393, 398 (2) 

John, 10, 14, 25, 26 (2), 34, 

37, 42, 46, 54, 64, 66, 73, 

76, 78, 80, 82 (2), 85, 85, 87, 

89, 90, 91, 94 (2), 96, 97, 97, 

100, 102, 104, 107, 108, 110, 

111, 112, 115, 116, 118 (2), 

119, 123, 125 (2), 128, 129, 

134, 136, 137, 140, 141, 143, 

144, 145, 146, 147, 149, 151 

(2), 160, 171 (2), 172, 178, 

191, 192, 198, 199, 200, 202, 

206, 208 (2), 209, 215, 216, 

217, 218, 221, 223, 230, 231, 

232, 233, 234, 236, 238, 239, 

241 (3), 242, 243 (2), 246, 

247, 251, 254 (3), 255 (2), 

256, 260, 261, 265, 266, 267, 

273, 283, 286, 290, 291, 297, 

303, 305, 306, 307 (2), 309, 

315, 334, 337, 340, 353 (2), 

373, 382, 388, 393, 395, 398 

John, Jr., 319, 373 

Joseph, 388, 393 

Lt. Robert, 236 (2), 249, 254, 

262-266, 268, 269, 270, 272, 

278, 284, 290, 299, 304, 314 

(3), 315, 316, 357, 368, 375, 

388, 393, 398 

Ensign Thomas, 328, 343, 388, 

393 (2) 

Thomas, Jr., S04 

Thomas, 2d, 266, 333, 339, 

373, 398 

Thomas, 3d, 267, 273 

William, 309, 315, 319 (2), 

328, 331, 334 (2), 344, 366, 

393, 398 

Walton, Shadrack, 43, 50, 70 

Warner, Hon. Jonathan, 167 

Watt, Thomas, 384 

Archibald, 35 

(2), 257 

Lt. John, 248, 254, 262, 272, 274, 

290, 332, 351, 362, 366 (2), 372, 

388, 398 

Nathaniel, 189, 190 (2), 191 (2) 

Peter, 50 

Robert, 17, 18, 21, 22, 26, 28, 

30, 32 (2), 33 (3), 34, 35 (2), 



Weare, written Wiar, 



INDEX. 



411 



Weare, Robert, 36, 37, 41, 81, 93, 95, 
108, 110 (2), 112, 114, 116, 120, 
124, 126 (2), 134, 137, 142, 144, 
145, 153, 159 (2), 161, 163 (2), 
172, 174, 180, 183, 185, 189, pi, 
193 (2), 194 (2), 195, 196 (2), 
197 (2), 198, 199 (2), 202, 203 
(2), 204 (2), 205 (2), 207 (2), 
208 (2), 209, 210, 212 (2), 214, 
218, 236, 260, 378, 332, 385, 388 
Wellstead, William, 20 

Wentworth, Gov. Benning, 42, 257, 395- 

397 

Lt. Gov. John, 20 (2), 21; 

lot, 25 (2), 35, 42, 43, 64, 

81, 85, 86 (2), 88, 89, 146, 

147 (2), 167, 259 

Westbrook, Thomas, 43, 206 

Wheelwright, Col. John, 18, 19 (2), 20 

(4), 35, 42, 258, 280, 381 

White, William, 290, 296, 319 

Wibird, Richard, 43 (2), 50, 259 

Wilson, Adam, 15 

Benjamin, 25, 26 (2), 37, 42, 

45, 64, 98, 112 (2), 113 (2), 146, 

148, 178, 257, 279, 280, 356, 

385, 388 

Elizabeth, 42, 157 

Lt. Hugh, 107, 114, 118, 133, 

170, 177, 180, 191, 193, 195-197, 

199, 201, 202 (2), 204, 207-209, 

214, 215, 217, 218, 222 (2), 223, 

224, 227, 228, 230 (2), 233, 234, 

237, 238, 245, 246, 248, 249, 

254, 262, 265, 266 (3), 268, 269, 

270 (2), 272, 273 (3), 275-277, 

278 (3), 279, 281, 282 (2), 293, 



Wilson, Lt. Hugh, 296 (2), 297, 298, 299 

(2), 300, 303, 304, 385, 388 

James, 15, 89, 98, 135, 179, 215, 

217, 231, 241, 257, 266 (2), 267, 

283, 299 (2), 301, 302, 314, 335 

James (Black— see James) 267, 

273, 383 (2), 315, 334, 341, 344, 

346, 373, 385, 388 

James (Curley), 283, 328, 368 

(See footnote, page 283) 

James (miller), 231, 

John, 57, 139, 148, 246, 257, 



Joseph, 315, 344, 

Mary, 42, 

Nathaniel, 

Raymond, 

Robert, 41, 61, 107, 114, 
257, 367, 

Thomas, 57, 145, 170, 173 
175, 176, 178, 187, 191, 
194, 196, 199 (2), 200-202, 
207, 208, 210 (2), 212, 214, 
(2), 218, 222, 224, 227, 228, 
(2), 233, 234, 237, 238, 
247, 249, 266, 283, 291, 296, 
299, 311, 319, 321, 328, 
331 (2), 332, 333 (2), 384, 

William, 41, 246, 382, 

Woodburn, John, 30, 42, 61, 70, 73, 

145, 160, 

Wright, Matthew, 231, 241, 319, 



335 

388, 
393 
373 
140 
393 
382 
160, 
382 
(2), 
193, 
204, 
215 
230 
240, 
297, 
330, 
395, 



109, 
259 
328 



Young, Hugh, 



366 (2), 398 



GENERAL INDEX. 



Accounts, town's, 28, 29, 35, 77, 110, 
162; book for, 251, 255, 267; 1750, 
304; 1752, 311, 321; 1759, 345, 375 
Acts or by-laws, 49; 1749, regarding 

transient persons, 289, 291 
Advertisements, 255 (2), 356 (3), 
Aiken's brook, grant of, 20; range, 226 
Amendments, see lots and bomesteads. 
Ammunition, buying and storing, 34, 
261, 262, 271, 274, 298, 310, 311, 313, 
315, 322, 323 
Amoskeag, fisbing at, 47; road to, 59; 
settlement, 121, 122, 129; road, 177, 
210, 212; for new parisb at, 1751, 
301; fisbery, 350 
Articles of Incorporation, 9, 
Assembly man, see representative. 



Beaver brook, 18 (3), 47, 74 (3), 111, 
112 (3), 125 (2), 126, 136 (2), 
139 
pond, 32, 55 (2), mill, 261 
Bills of credit, Editorial note, 115, 

271, 381 
Boundary dispute, 69 (2), 70 (3), 75 (3), 

79, 83, 87, 88 (3); town lines, 93, 99 

(2), 100, 101 (2), 102, 104, 105 (2); 

court expense, 107, 109 (3); town 

lines, 109, 110 (2), 113, 114, 179, 183, 

195, 200, 377, 386 
Bridge, 54, 55 (5), 56 (2), 129, 210; 

Cohas, 212; pond, 219, 221, 234, 236; 

Beaver brook, 261; Wilson's, 279, 

280; Beaver brook, 356 
By-laws, for tbe public good, 49 



Canada range, 



149 (2), 151 



Cattle, act against stray, 55 

Charter, 35, 38, 39, 40, 56 (2), 63 (2), 108,. 

114; 1751, 310; petition for, 377 
Charges, 116; court, 118; delinquent 

proprietors, 152; gift of cloth, 197; 

province line, 202, 227 
Chester town line, 19, 48, 50, 306 

Clerks, list of 16: 1719, 21; 1722, 37; 

1723, 45; 1725, 53; 1726, 56; 1727, 61; 

1728, 73; 1729, 94; 1730, 100; 1731, 125; 

1732, 136; 1733, 145; 1734, 158; 1735, 

170; 1736, 179; 1737, 187, 191; 1738, 

199; 1739, 215; 1740, 230; 1741, 241; 

1742, 246; 1743, 248; 1744, 254; 1745, 

266; 1746, 273; 1747, 278; 1748, 282; 

1749, 290; 1750, 296; 1751, 299; 1752, 
303; 1753, 308; 1754, 314; 1755, 318; 
1756, 328; 1757, 331; 1758, 333; 1759, 
344; 1760, 356; 1761, 366 (2); 1762, 
372 (2) 

Cobas pond, 93; precinct of, 96; 148, 

161-163; bridge, 212 
Cohas brook, 114 (2), falls sold, 115, 

138, 

Commons, 64, 137; to clear, 317 

Common land, 281 

Constables, 1732, 136; 1733, 145; pay of, 

145; 1734, 158 (2); salary, 158; 1735, 

170; 1736, 179, 185; 1737, 187, 192; 

pay of, 196, 197; 1738, 199, 200 (3), 

201 (2), 212; 1739, 215 (5), 219, 220; 

1740, 230; pay, 1740, 238; 1741, 241, 

pay of, 241; 1742, 246; 1743, 249 (2), 

250; 1744, 254; 1745, 266; 1746, 273; 

1747, 278; 1748, 282, 283; 1749, 290; 

1750, 296; 1751, 299; 1752, 303; 1753, 
308; 1754, 314; 1755, 318, 319; 1756, 
328; 1757, 331, pay 332; 1758, 334; 
1759, 344; 1760, 357; 1761, 366 (2), 
367; 1762, 372, 373 

Crown Point soldiers, 322, 324 



412 



INDEX. 



413 



D 

Debts (see taxes), 216, 218 (2), 219, 220, 

235 
Deed of town, 19; record of, 20; of 
church, 153; Indian John, 377, 379 
Deer, protection of, 1741, 242; 1742, 247; 
1743, 249; 1744, 255; 1745, 267; 1746, 
273; 1747, 278; 1748, 283; 1749, 291; 
1750, 297; 1751, 300; 1757, 331; 1758, 
334; 1759, 344; 1762, 374 
Delinquent land owners, 154 

Derry, incorporated, 16 

Derryfield, 15; first act toward town- 
ship, 301, 302 (2) 
Division of land, 147 

of town, 125; fourth, 137, 146 
(2); second, 149, 160; fourth, 
162, 163; second, 165, 177 (2) 
(2) 
Dracut town line, 19, 75 

Dunstable town line 19, 75 

E 

East parish troubles, 226 

Errata, 10; on page 287, for 1721, read 

1731 

Ezekiel's pond, 38 (2) 



Fairs, 40, 125, 240 

Ferries, Bodwell's, 133 

Field driver, 1731, 126 

First planting of town, 9; dwelling, 

11; meeting house, 11; school 

house, 11; mills, 11; settlers, list 

of, 11, 22 



Garrison, Captain Barr's, 311 

Gift to a friend (Captain Todd?), 264 
Goffe lawsuit, 113, 114, 125, 126, 197, 198 

(2), 202 (2), 203, 204, 205 (2), 206 
Government, petition for, 18 

Grant (see charter), 12, 38-40 

Graveyard, 76, 77, 98 (2), 195, 271, 272 

(3), 274 (3), 317, 329, 330, 332, 362 

H 

Haverhill, line of, 18, 19; land, 32; 
line, 48, 59, 75, 95, 102 (2), 105, 110; 
road to, 154; trouble about line, 
165 



Highways, see Roads. 

Homesteads, see lots, and, 57, 59, 62, 
92 (2), 93, 95, 96, 107, 109; Shield's, 
115, 118, 131 (2), 132, 133; south, 
134; settlement of, 134, 137, 140, 143 
(2), 148, 160; McGregor heirs, 162, 
168, 203, 205 

Hudson, part taken from London- 
derry, 15 



Indian sagamores, 19 

wars, 13, 107, 284, 396 

Invoice, 1729, pay of, 98; men and pay 

of, 1733, 151; 1734, 163; 1737, 194 (2); 

1738, 201 (2); 1739, 216, 229, 231 



Junior or senior, 10 

Jurors, pay of, 154, 156, 164, 165, 168. 
(For names see town meetings.) 
312; pay of, 332; 1758, 335, 336, 338, 
341; 1759, 346, 347, 349, 351, 352, 353; 
1760, 358, 359, 360, 363 (2), 364; 1761, 
368; 1762, 375 

K 

Kingston line, 50, 75, 81; boundary 
dispute, 179 



Lawsuits, 71, 75, 83; Mudgett case, 88, 
102, 105, 109, 110, 111; court cost, 
112 (2), 117; Goffe's, 129 (2), 130 (4), 
132 (2), 133, 135, 137, 138, 139, 140, 
142, 148, 151; 1734, 164, 165, 179; 
Goffe's, 197, 198, 202 (2), 203, 204, 
205 (2), 206, 211, 276 (2); with 
Windham, 1748, 284; 1749, Mitch- 
ell's, 294, 295; 1750, act of defense, 
295, 297; 1760, regarding taxes, 354, 
355; Boyes vs. Morrow, 374 
Land, value of, 261; 1761, 367 
Leverett's bridge, 147, 160 

farm, 31 

Linen cloth, 75; inspection of, 285, 286 
(2), 287; appeal to court, 287; 1749, 
sealers of, 291 
Litchfield, 60, 99; land, 101; line, 350 
Lots, 24 (2); value of, and complaints, 
29, 30; division of, 31, 32, 36 (2), 



414 



INDEX. 



Lots, division of, 37; 1722, 38; quit 
rent of, 40; parsonage, 42, 44, 47, 
49, 53, 54 (3), 58 (3), 60 (4), 61, 62, 
65, 67, 71, 77, 78, 80, 81, 83 (2), 86, 
88, 89 (2), 90, 91, 93, 95, 97, 99, 101; 
ministerial lot, 1729, 105 (2), 107 (2), 
108, 109 (2), 110, 111 (3), 115, 118, 119, 
120, 124, 125; settling of, 131 (2), 133, 
134, 135 (2), 136, 137, 138, 140, 141 
(2); 1733, 146, 147, 148, 151; ministe- 
rial, 149, 150, 153, 156, 159, 160 (3), 
168 (2), 175, 177, 181; Atchimutey, 
194, 198, 200; protest, 1738, 203, 204 
(2), 232, 236, 239 

Louisburg expedition, 267, 268 (2), 275 



McGregor farm or gift, 158, 159, 169, 
170, 172 

MacPheadris fund, 168, 197, 220 (2), 
235, 242 (2), 244 

Massabesick river, 51 

Meadows, 24; Doak's, 148; common, 
149, 183; Nutt's, 205 

Meeting-house, first, 23 (2), 24, 25, 34, 
35 (3), 36 (3), 40, 45, 48 (5), 56, 66, 
68 (2), 76, 77, 84, 86, 90 (2); seats, 
90, 91 (3), 92, 95 (3), 96 (2), 102; 
seats, 103 (2), 104, 105 (2), 106 (4), 
107, 109, 110, 119, 120, 121, 122, 127, 
128, 149; seats, 1733, 154, 155 (2); 
seats, 155 (2), 156; MacPheadric 
fund, 167, 168, 177, 192; repairs, 
1737, 193, 197, 210, 211; prop, of, 
221; seats, 222, 226; West parish, 
225, 226; fund, 235, 243; sale of 
pews, 256; commons, 317 

Merrimack river, 19, 58, 60 (2), 83, 84, 
99, 101; lots, 157, 377 

Methuen, road, 59; line, 75 

Military service, 107, 284 

Mill, first grist, 18; lot, 22, 23, 26, 43; 
fulling, 88; grist, 1729, 103, 105, 
111-113; Douglas' right, 136; on 
Cohas brook, 138, 146; Wilson's, 
148; fulling, 174, 177, 181; lot, 259; 
first grist, 260, 261; Wilson's, 279, 
280 

Minister, first called, 17; salary of, 17; 
lot, 31; salary, 32; lot, 42, 98, 99 
(2), 100 (2), 102, 103 (3), 104 (4); 
salary, 1729, 105, 117; salary of, 
117; bondsmen, 117, 118, 119 (3), 120 



Minister, bondsmen, (4), 121 (4), 122 (4); 
transportation, 124; fires for minis- 
ter, 124; sabbath collects, 128; sec- 
ond, 132, 134 (2); 1732, 142; salary 
of, 143 (3); pay for, 144; to obtain, 
144; encouragement of, 146, 147; lot, 
149, 150, 151, 153 (2) ; salary, 1733, 154 
(3), 155, 156 (2); 1734, lot, 157; sal- 
ary, 157, 159; lot, 159; lot, 160; 
fires, 164, 165; salary, 165; expense, 
165, 166; 1735, 176; salary, 211, 212 
(2), 213 (4); salary, 223 (5), 225 (2); 
salary, 1739, 225, 226 (2); seat, 258; 
lot, 320, 321, 332, 390 
Mitchell's, John, lawsuit, 293 (2), 295 
Moderators, list of, 16 

Mort cloth (See more and palm cloth), 

272, 279, 306, 307 
Muster-roll of men in Indian service, 
14, 15 



N 



Naticook, see Litchfield, 
Newbury jail, 99 

New tenor, 271 

Non-commoners, 169, 201, 228, 229 

Non-residents tax, 119 (2), 130, 132; 

land of, 146, 147, 155 
Nottingham West (see Hudson), 397 
Nutfield, planting of, 17; arrival of 

colonists, 17; boundary of, 19; 

agreement, 20; acknowledgment 

of colonists, 20, 21; claim to, 379- 

381 



O 



Oaths of the province, 384; names of 

subscribers, 384, 385 
Old and New Parishes, division of, 393 
Old tenor, 271 



Palm cloth (See mort cloth), 252, 253, 

274, 279, 306, 307 
Parish (See precinct), quarrels, 124; 
West, 392; petition against injus- 
tice of division, 393 
Peddler, 358 

Policy pond, now Canobie Lake, 93 
Poor, 14, 216, 261, 262, 315, 316 

Portsmouth, general court, 23 

Pounds, 107, 109 (3), 173 (2), 332 



INDEX. 



415 



Preaching (See ministers), first ser- 
mon 17, 97 

Precinct, new, 96, 121, 122, 176, 177; 
Old and New, petition regarding 
division of same, 393 (See parish). 

Presbetery (See also Minister, meet- 
ing house and parish), 118, 168, 225 

Proprietors, names of, 41-43; lots of, 
43. See also Introduction, p. 14 

Province line, 195, 200 (2), 201 (2); 
taxes, see under that title. 

Provincial oaths, 383 



Range, Double, 22; northwest, 135, 137 

Rates, see taxes 

Records of taxes, 1732, 138; Reed, 
record lost, 204; protest not re- 
corded, 226 

Representative, list of, 16; first act re- 
garding same, 70; 1727, 71, 72; 1728, 
79; 1729, 99, 100; 1731, 124; 1732, 
141; 1733, 156; 1734, 166; 1735, 173; 
1736, 182; 1737, 189, 195; 1738, 209; 
1739, 229; 1740, 233; 1741, 238; 1742, 
245; 1745, 265, 270; 1748, 288; 1752, 
305; 1755, with Windham, 325; 1758, 
342; 1762, with Windham, 370, 371, 

Religious quarrels (See presbetery), 
124; proposals for peace, 389 

Roads, first act, 25, 48, 49, 55, 59 (6), 
62 (2), 74, 75, 78, 79, 81, 82 (2), 83 
(2), 85, 86, 92, 95, 129; to Methuen, 
133; 1733, surveyors of, 145; to 
Haverhill, 154; 1734, 157; surveyors, 
1734, 159; refuse to buy, 159; nar- 
row, 164, 165, 177, 199; 1738, sur- 
veyors, 200, 202 (2), 203 (2); 1739, 
surveyors, 215 (2), 220, 221 (2), 223 
(2), 224; division of, 227, 231; fenc- 
ing, 231, 232 (2); 1741, surveyors, 
241; 1742, surveyors, 246, 249, 250, 
251, 253, 255, 261; surveyors, 1745, 
266; 1746, 273; 1747, 276 (2), 277; 
1747, surveyors, 278; 1748, survey- 
ors, 283, 285, 286; 1749, surveyors, 
290; laying out, 1749, 292; 1750, 297; 
1753, 310, 311; surveyors, 310; 1754, 
313, 317; 1755, 319, 321, 322, 325, 326; 
1757, 331, 332, 339, 340; 1760, 356, 
357, 361, 362; value of land, 1761, 
367; to "peak," 367; cost of, 367; to 
old meeting house, 365, 368 



S 



Sabbath collections, 128 

Salem, court at, 102 

Schools, 58, 59 (2), 62, 63, 73, 76 (2), 

81, 100, 102, 103; 1732, 139 (2), 140, 

142 (2), 161, 162, 165; 1735, 171; tax, 

174, 180; 1737, 193; 1738, 199, 200, 201 

(2), 211; 1739, 216; 1740, 231; 1749, 

291, 292, 295, 297 

Schoolhouse, 52, 55, 63, 116, 117; 1731, 

132 (2), 202 
Schoolmasters, 95, 100, 101, 102, 103, 
104, 107, 139; salary, 143; 1733, 145 
(2); Wilson, 148; pay of, 166, 168; 
1735, pay of, 171; 1738, 201 (2), 202, 
211, 292 
Stock, repair of, 330, 332 

Selectmen, 1719-20, 21; 1721, 29; 1722, 
37; 1723, 45; 1724, 51; 1725, 53; 1726, 
56; 1727, 61; 1728, 73; 1729, 94; 1730, 
108; 1731, 125; 1732, 136; 1733, 145; 
1734, 158; 1735, 170; 1786, 178; 1737, 
187, 191; 1738, 199; 1739, 215; 1740, 
230; 1741, 241; 1742, 246; 1743, 248; 
1744, 254; 1745, 266; 1746, 273; 1747, 
278; 1748, 282; 1749, 290; 1750, 296; 
1751, 299; 1752, 303; 1753, 308; 1754, 
314; 1755, 318; 1756, 328; 1757, 331; 
1758, 333; 1759, 344; 1760, 357; 1761, 
366; 1762, 372 



Taverns, tipling, 107, 109, 136, 138, 301, 
302, 338, 339, 350, 351, 356, 357, 397, 
398 

Taxes, 1721, 33, 56; 1727, 63; prov., 70, 
71, 77, 86, 87; prov. tax, footnote, 
87; 1729, 96; 1730, 121; 1731, 131; 
non-resident, 133; 1732, 138; 1733, 
151 (2); church, 153; minister, 154; 
delinquent, 1733, 154 (2); minister, 
155; 1734, 165 (2); 1735, 174, 175; 
1736, 184; 1737, 195, 197; 1738, 201, 
211 (2), 216; 1739, 227; 1740, 234, 235, 
239; 1741, 243; 1742, 248; 1743, 252; 
1744, 263; 1745, 271; 1746, 275; 1747, 
280; 1748, 286; return of transients, 
291; 1750, 298; division of, 300; 1751, 
302; 1752, 306; 1753, 308, 310; 1754, 
317; 1755, 322; 1759, 350; 1760, collec- 
tion of, 354, 355, 362; 1761, ; 1762, 
375 



416 



INDEX. 



Third division, 57 

Timber, law relating to, 49, 147, 321, 
Town, divisions of, 15 

Town books, 9, 63, 89; mistakes in, 

206, 207, 216, 251 (2), 309, 311, 332, 
Town lines, 91, 117, 139, 140, 161, 194, 

306, 350 
Town meetings, 1719, 21; 1720, 22, 23, 
24 (2); 1721, 23, 25 (3), 28, 29, 
31; 1722, 36, 37; 1723, 45, 47 (3); 
1724, 48; 1725, 51; 1725, 53, 54, 
55, 56; 1726, 56, 58, 59 (2), 60; 

1727, 61, 62, 63, 65, 67, 68, 69, 71; 

1728, 73, 76, 79, 80, 83, 84, 86, 87, 
89, 90; 1729, 92, 94, 96, 98 (2), 100, 
101, 102, 104; 1730, 106, 108, 110 (2), 
112, 114, 116, 118, 119; 1731, 121, 124, 
125, 128, 129, 130, 132, 134; 1732, 136, 
139, 140, 141, 142 (2), 144; 1733, 145, 
149, 150, 152, 155, 156; 1734, 158, 162, 
164, 166, 167; 1735, 169, 172, 174, 175, 
176, 177 (2); 1736, 178; declared il- 
legal, 180 (2); 181, 182, 183, 184; 
1737, 187, 189; petition for, 190, 195, 
198 (2), 387, 388; 1738, 199, 203, 205, 

207, 210; 1739, 213, 214, 218, 219, 222, 
225, 229; 1740, 230, 233, 234; 1741, 237, 
240, 243, 245, 246, 248; 1743, 248, 251, 
252; 1744, 254, 262, 263; 1745, 265, 266, 
270, 271; 1746, 273, 275; 1747, 276, 
277, 278, 280; 1748, 281, 282, 284, 286; 
1749, 290, 293; 1750, 296; 1750, 298; 
1751, 299, 301, 302; 1752, 303, 306; 
1753, 308, 310, 312; 1754, annual, 314, 
317; 1755, 318, 322, 323, 324, 326; 1756, 
annual, 328; 1757, annual, 331; 1758, 
annual, 333, 335, 336, 337, 338, 340 
(2), 341, 342; 1759, annual, 343, 346, 
347, 348, 350, 351, 352, 353; 1760, 354; 
annual, 355; annual, 356, 358, 359, 
360, 361, 363, 364; 1761, annual, 366; 
1762, 369; annual, 372; general, 375 

Trespassers, 64, 71, 75 (3), 79, 83, 87, 88, 
106, 127; 1732, 139, 140, 147, 148, 157, 
164, 217; 1749, art. 2, 289, 291, 321, 
327, 329, 330, 332 



Votes of the towns relative to appro- 
priations, 7 



Volunteers for Louisburg expedition, 
267, 268, 275, 284; Crown Point, 322, 
323, 324; pay of, 397 



W 



Warrants for town meetings— see fol- 
lowing warnings 

Warnings for town meetings, 1727, 64, 
67 (2), 68, 69, 71; 1728, 72, 76, 79, 
80, 82, 84, 85, 86, 89, 90; 1729, 93, 
95, 97, 98, 99, 101, 102, 103; 1730, 105, 
107, 109, 111, 113, 115, 117, 118; 1731, 
121, 122, 124, 127, 129, 130, 132, 134; 

1732, 135, 138, 140, 141 (2), 143, 144; 

1733, 145, 148, 150, 152, 154, 156; 1734, 
157, 161, 163, 166 (2); 1735, 169, 172, 
173, 174, 175; 1736, 178, 180, 181, 182, 
184, 185, 186, 187, 192, 194, 195; 1738, 
197, 202, 204, 206, 209; 1739, 212, 213, 
217, 218, 221, 223, 228; 1740, 229, 232, 
233, 236; 1741, 238, 239; 1742, 242, 244, 
245; 1743, 247, 250, 252; 1744, 253, 
261, 263; 1745, 264, 267, 269, 270; 1746, 
272; 1747, 274, 275, 279, 280; 1748, 
281, 284, 285, 288; 1749, 289, 291, 293; 
1750, 295, 297; 1751, 298, 300, 301; 
1752, 302, 304, 305; 1753, 307, 309, 311; 
1754, 313, 316; 1755, 317, 320, 321, 322, 
324, 325; 1756, annual, 327; 1757, 
annual, 329; 1758, annual, 332; 335, 
337, 338, 339, 340, 341, 342; 1759, an- 
nual, 343, 345, 346, 347, 349, 351, 352 
(2); 1760, 353; annual, 355, 358, 359 
(2), 360, 362, 364; 1761, annual, 364; 
1762, 369, 370; annual, 371; general, 
374 

West parish, set apart, 15, 226; site of 
meeting house, 226; troubles, 226, 
in footnote; petition for redress in 
division of Old and New Parish, 
393 
West-running brook, 18, 23, 61 

White rock meadow, 37 

Windham, 15; regarding Wilson's 
bridge, 279, 280; petition, 280, 281, 
284; classed with L. for represen- 
tation, 1748, 288; division of par- 
ishes, 393